The German Stata Users Group Meeting takes place on 22 June 2018 at the Universität Konstanz. There will also be an optional workshop on 21 June.
The meeting will provide Stata users from across Germany and the world the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of the software. Everybody who is interested in using Stata is welcome.
The conference language will be English because of the international nature of the meeting and the participation of non-German guest speakers.
Call for presentations
Does your research rely on Stata? Do you have insights that would enlighten colleagues in your field? Prepare your abstract for the 2018 German Stata Users Group meeting.
Presentation topics include but are not limited to
- discussions of community-contributed Stata commands;
- case studies of research or teaching using Stata;
- discussions of data management problems;
- reviews of analytic issues; and
- surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields.
For examples of past presentations, view the proceedings page.
Submitting your presentation
Please email an abstract to one of the members of the scientific committee. The abstract should be no more than 200 words and the presentation should be 20 minutes or shorter.
The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2018.
The final program will be posted in April 2018.
by Yulia Marchenko, Executive Director of Statistics, StataCorp
This workshop covers the use of Stata to perform Bayesian analysis. Bayesian analysis is a statistical paradigm that answers research questions about unknown parameters using probability statements. For example, what is the probability that a person accused of a crime is guilty? What is the probability that the odds ratio is between 0.3 and 0.5? And many more. Such probabilistic statements are natural to Bayesian analysis because of the underlying assumption that all parameters are random quantities. In Bayesian analysis, a parameter is summarized by an entire distribution of values instead of one fixed value as in classical frequentist analysis. Estimating this distribution, a posterior distribution of a parameter of interest, is at the heart of Bayesian analysis. This workshop will demonstrate the use of Bayesian analysis in various applications and will introduce Stata's suite of commands for conducting Bayesian analysis.
Basic knowledge of Stata.