What is a NetCourse?
Stata NetCourses are weekly lessons to study at your convenience on using Stata;
they vary in length from six to seven weeks. You
must have an email address and a web browser to participate.
How does it work?
Stata NetCourses are not conducted in real time, so you are not
required to be online participating at any specific time. Instead,
lessons are posted every Friday, and participants can view/work on
course materials at their convenience anytime thereafter.
After reading the lesson,
participants can post questions and comments to the course discussion
area. Course leaders respond to the questions and comments on Tuesday
and Thursday. The other participants are encouraged
to respond to the questions or comments, as well. After the
last lesson, discussion continues for a few weeks until
the course concludes.
How much of my time does it take?
The course is designed to take roughly 5 hours per week (varies by
Is there homework?
We do not assign homework, but the lessons do include exercises. We
suggest that you puzzle over them and ask questions if the solution
does not occur to you.
There are three of us here — can just one of us enroll and
redistribute the NetCourse material?
We ask that you not do this. NetCourses are
priced to cover the substantial time input of the course leaders.
Moreover, enrollment is typically limited to prevent the discussion
from becoming unmanageable. The value of a NetCourse,
just like a real course, is the interaction of the participants, both
among themselves and with the course leaders.
I've never taken a course by Internet before. I can see that it might work,
but then again, it might not. How do I know I'll benefit?
All Stata NetCourses come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. The 30
days begin after the conclusion of the final lesson.