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From   Kerry Kammire <kkammire@stata.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Netcourse Anoucement
Date   Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:24:17 -0500

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101, NC-151, NC-152, and NC-461
starting September 12th.  The NetCourses are available on the Internet using a
web-based system to deliver lectures, problem sets, and solutions.  Course
participants and Stata course leaders interact through a bulletin board to
discuss the course and to ask and answer questions.

Here is a little more information about the upcoming NetCourses:

	---------------------------------------------
	NetCourse 101.  	Introduction to Stata
	---------------------------------------------
	
	Course length: 			6 weeks (4 lectures)
	Course dates: 			September 12 through October 24
	Deadline for enrollment: 	September 11
	Cost:                           $95
	Course Leaders: 		Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire,
					and Theresa Boswell

	Prerequisites: 			Stata 10 installed and working.
					Internet web browser installed and
					working.  (Course is platform
					independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			September 12
	Lecture 2			September 19
	One-week break			September 25 through October 1
	Lecture 3			October 3
	Lecture 4			October 10
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			October 24

	Content:
		o Getting started with Stata
		o Understanding the fundamentals of Stata syntax
		o Managing and organizing work and files
		o Searching for new commands, help, and other information
		o Installing new commands over the web
		o Managing data
		o Managing categorical variables
		o Handing groups with -by- processing
		o Reading various types of data into Stata
		o Match-merging and appending data


	-------------------------------------------------
	NetCourse 151. 	Introduction to Stata programming
	-------------------------------------------------

	Course length: 			6 weeks (4 lectures)
	Course dates: 			September 12 through October 24
	Deadline for enrollment: 	September 11
	Cost:                           $125
	Course Leaders: 		Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire,
					and Theresa Boswell

	Prerequisites: 			Stata 10 installed and working.
					Basic knowledge of using Stata
					interactively.  Internet web browser
					installed and working.  (Course is
					platform independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			September 12
	Lecture 2			September 19
	One-week break			September 25 through October 1
	Lecture 3			October 3
	Lecture 4			October 10
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			October 24

	Content:
        	o  Organizing analyses
        	o  Handling complex datasets
        	o  Use of macros
        	o  Flow of control
        	o  Program arguments
        	o  Bootstrapping standard errors
        	o  Performing simulations
        	o  Parsing program arguments (including the -syntax- command)
        	o  ado-file programming


	------------------------------------------
	NetCourse 152. 	Advanced Stata programming
	------------------------------------------
	
	Course length: 			7 weeks (5 lectures)
	Course dates: 			October 10 through November 28
	Deadline for enrollment: 	October 9
	Cost:                           $150
	Course Leaders: 		Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire,
					and Theresa Boswell

	Prerequisites: 			Stata 10 installed and working.
					Internet web browser installed and
					working. NetCourse 151 or equivalent
					knowledge. (Course is platform
					independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			October 10
	Lecture 2			October 17
	Lecture 3			October 24
	One-week break			October 30 through November 5
	Lecture 4			November 7
	Lecture 5			November 14
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			November 28

	Content:
		o The -syntax- command and how it makes parsing command syntax
		  and options almost as easy as writing a syntax diagram,
		o Estimates and return classes for saving and accessing
		  results,
		o Setting the estimation sample,
		o Advanced macro manipulation,
		o The full range of Stata programming concepts.


     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     NetCourse 461.       Introduction to Univariate Time Series Using Stata
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------

     	Course length:       		7 weeks (4 lectures plus overview of
                                     	multivariate methods)
     	Course dates: 			October 10 through November 28
	Deadline for enrollment: 	October 9
     	Cost:                           $295
     	Course Leaders:      		Brian Poi and Gustavo Sanchez

     	Prerequisites:      		Stata 10 installed and working.
                         		Course content of NetCourse 101 or
                     		     	equivalent knowledge.  Familiarity
                          		with basic cross-sectional summary
					statistics and linear regression.
					Internet web browser, installed and
					working. (Course is platform
					independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			October 10
	Lecture 2			October 17
	Lecture 3			October 24
	One-week break			October 30 through November 5
	Lecture 4			November 7
	Overview			November 14
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			November 28

     Content:
             o Working with time-series data in Stata
             o Drawing graphs
             o Exponential smoothers and forecasting techniques
             o Time-series processes
             o Sample autocorrelation and partial autocorrelation functions
             o ARIMA and seasonal ARIMA models
             o Autocorrelation and regression analysis
             o Nonstationarity and unit-root tests
             o ARCH/GARCH models
             o Vector autoregressions (VARs) and vector error correction
               models (VECMs)


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More information
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You can find out more about Stata NetCourses by pointing your web browser to

     http://www.stata.com/info/products/netcourse/




-- Kerry Kammire, StataCorp
   kkammire@stata.com
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