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Venue: Cass Business School
Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8TZ
Dates: July 15–20, 2013

Stata Summer School in London

The Stata Summer School comprises a series of four one-day courses and one two-day course running consecutively between July 15–20, 2013. The courses will to be delivered by experienced leading econometricians: Tim Collier and Tim Clayton of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Aurelio Tobías of the Spanish Scientific Research Council.

This is a great opportunity for students, academics, and professionals to expand their econometrics skills and learn how they can apply econometrics from econometricians at the forefront of their specialist fields.

Available courses

Course 1: An Introduction to Stata 12

This one-day introductory course is for people interested in using Stata for research. No prior knowledge of Stata is required.


  • Brief overview of Stata’s statistical, graphical, and data management capabilities
  • Introduction to the Stata working environment
  • Using Stata via the Graphical User Interface and the Command window
  • Understanding Stata’s command syntax
  • Helping you help yourself—introducing Stata’s online help facilities
  • Working efficiently with do-files
  • Saving results output in a log file

Course 2: An Introduction to Stata Graphics

This one-day introductory course is intended for people who would like to produce publication-quality graphs using Stata. Some experience with Stata and some level of statistical knowledge would be helpful, though not essential.


  • Introduction to Stata graphics
  • Resources for learning Stata graphics
  • Producing graphs using the Graphical User Interface
  • Producing graphs using the command syntax in do-files
  • Editing graphs using Stata’s Graph Editor
  • Combining graphs
  • Graph schemes

Course 3: Advanced Data Management in Stata 12

This one-day introductory course is intended for people who are reasonably familiar with Stata (for example, those who have attended the one-day introduction to Stata course) but who would like to develop their data management skills and work more efficiently.


  • Introduction to course and brief review of Stata basics
  • Introduction to how Stata is organized
  • Loading data into Stata from non-Stata formats
  • Useful functions for creating summary variables
  • Dealing with string variables and dates in Stata
  • Changing the shape of your data
  • Creating summary datasets
  • Using Stata’s system variables for data management tasks
  • Some simple programming tools for saving time

Course 4: Introduction to Stata for Medical Statistics

This two-day introductory statistics course is intended for people who are reasonably familiar with Stata (for example, those who have attended the one-day introduction to Stata course) but who would like to develop their statistical analysis skills.


  • Introduction to course and data
  • Principles of statistical analysis
  • For each of continuous, binary, and time-to-event outcomes:
    • Fitting models in Stata and understanding the output
    • Including categorical explanatory variables
    • Fitting multiple explanatory variables
    • Fitting interactions
    • Comparing models and model selection
    • Obtaining model predictions
    • Reporting results
  • For time-to-event outcomes:
    • Setting up survival data in Stata

Course 5: Introduction to Meta-analysis

This one-day course led by Aurelio Tobías is aimed at both academics and practitioners who have a basic knowledge of Stata and are interested in applying meta-analysis using Stata commands designed for this purpose.


  • Basic Stata commands for meta-analysis
  • Effect sizes based on binary and continuous data
  • Fixed- vs. random-effects models for meta-analysis: Testing for heterogeneity
  • Subgroup analysis and meta-regression
  • Multivariate meta-analysis

For more information or to register, visit Timberlake’s website.

Timberlake Consultants is the official Stata distributor to the UK, Ireland, the Middle East, Spain, Portugal, Poland, and Brazil.





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