The first Australian and New Zealand Stata Users Group (ANZSUG) meeting was a big success in Adelaide in 2004. We will hold the second ANZSUG in Melbourne in September 2006. Stata users from all disciplines and experience levels are invited to attend.
The meeting's goal is to bring together a wide range of users to discuss statistical analysis, data management, and graphics using Stata. We encourage speakers to present their experiences with the package, whether using standard commands, writing new programs, or exploiting the graphics facilities.
There will be a 1-day workshop on mixed models in Stata the day after the second ANZSUG. The workshop will be a hands-on opportunity to learn about mixed models (often called random-effects models) and their implementation in Stata. The application of these models includes variance-components analysis, longitudinal (panel) data analysis, and hierarchical (multilevel) regression. The workshop will focus on continuous-scale dependent variables but will also cover categorical dependent variables.
|Wednesday, September 20|
|8:45–9:10||Registration and refreshments|
Session 1: Biostatistical applications
Session 2: Output and data manipulation, random allocation
Session 3: Complex data and an introduction to Mata
Session 4: Report to Users and Wishes and Grumbles |
Thursday 21 September, 2006|
Monash University Conference Centre, Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
Presenter: StataCorp, led by Roberto G. Gutierrez
StataCorp's mixed-models workshop is designed for people who are already familiar with Stata.
Bring your own laptop if possible, although a few laptops will be available for early birds. Workshop material will include multilevel and longitudinal modeling using Stata with an emphasis on xtmixed, as well as some gllamm.
Registration is closed.
The meeting will be held at
The workshop will be held at
Monash University Conference Centre
Registration is from August 25 until September 20 (both days for $450.00 or one day for $225.00).
The second ANZSUG meeting is sponsored by StataCorp and Survey Design and Analysis Services Pty. Ltd. (Australian and New Zealand distributors of Stata).
Rory Wolfe (principal organizer)
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Survey Design and Analysis Services Pty. Ltd.