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From   Kerry Kammire <kkammire@stata.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Upcoming NetCourses
Date   Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:39:42 -0500

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101 and NC-151 starting July 9th.
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:

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        NetCourse 101.          Introduction to Stata
        ---------------------------------------------

        Course length:                  6 weeks (4 lectures)
        Course dates:                   July 9 through August 20, 2010
        Deadline for enrollment:        July 8, 2010
        Cost:                           $95
        Course Leaders:                 Kerry Kammire, Jennifer Rolfes,
                                        and Derek Wagner

        Prerequisites:                  Stata 11 installed and working.
                                        Internet web browser installed and
                                        working.  (Course is platform
                                        independent.)
        Schedule:
        Lecture 1                       July 9
        Lecture 2                       July 16
        One-week break                  July 22 through July 28
        Lecture 3                       July 30
        Lecture 4                       August 6
        Closing discussion
        Course ends                     August 20

        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:                   July 9 through August 20, 2010
        Deadline for enrollment:        July 8, 2010
        Cost:                           $125
        Course Leaders:                 Kerry Kammire, Jennifer Rolfes,
                                        and Derek Wagner

        Prerequisites:                  Stata 11 installed and working.
                                        Basic knowledge of using Stata
                                        interactively.  Internet web browser
                                        installed and working.  (Course is
                                        platform independent.)
        Schedule:
        Lecture 1                       July 9
        Lecture 2                       July 16
        One-week break                  July 22 through July 28
        Lecture 3                       July 30
        Lecture 4                       August 6
        Closing discussion
        Course ends                     August 20

        Content:
                o  Organizing analysis
                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


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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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