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st: Workshop on German Stata Users Group Meeting

From   Ulrich Kohler <>
Subject   st: Workshop on German Stata Users Group Meeting
Date   Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:49:08 +0100

We hereby announce the workshop

| Applied Data Management Using Stata |

to be held on the occasion of the 10th German Stata Users' Group Meeting
on May 31 2011 in Berlin.

More information about the Workshop is given below and on

For more information about the German Stata Users' Group meeting see


"Applied Data Management Using Stata"

Presenters: Kerstin Hoenig, University of Bamberg; Sebastian E. Wenz,
University of Bamberg; and Sven-Oliver Spiess, University of Osnabrück

May 31 2012

DIW Berlin | German Institue for Economic Research
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

Fees and Registration

You can enroll by emailing Anke Mrosek ( or by
writing, phoning, or faxing to

Anke Mrosek 
Dittrich & Partner Consulting GmbH
Kieler Str. 17
42697 Solingen
Telephone: +49 (0) 212 260 6624
Fax: +49 (0) 212 260 6666

German Users' Group meeting:   45 Euro (students 25 Euro)
              Workshop only:   65 Euro
Workshop and Users' meeting:   85 Euro


The workshop introduces participants into use Stata for data management
tasks, both basic and advanced. It is targeted at participants with
limited knowledge of Stata and at those who use Stata for estimation but
manage and clean their data in other software.

The workshop starts with demonstrating ways of importing various data
formats into Stata. Subsequently we will discuss data cleaning and
various special problems of data management, including data management
in datasets with hierarchical structures. Each topic is illustrated with
practical examples and applied in assisted exercises using participant
data or from real-life settings.


Session I: Importing data

  - Raw data (fixed format, character-separated values)
  - Excel
  - Other statistical packages

Session II: Combining data sets

   - Appending observations
   - Merging variables

Session III: Data storage types and missing values

Session IV: Data cleaning and labeling

Session V: Creating and transforming variables

Session VI: Stata resources

Session VII: Special problems

   - Analyzing data across subgroups
   - Reshaping data

Session VIII: Applied examples

   - Model estimation and exporting results
   - Automated reporting of evaluation/survey data

Instructional methods

This workshop will combine slides, practical examples, and assisted
exercises using Stata

For a limited number of 20 participants, access to Computers with Stata
12 will be provided by the DIW and DPC. Up to 15 additional participants
who have their own Laptops with Stata 12 installed can participate in
the Workshop as well.

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