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st: COURSE: Introduction to Stata, Bristol, UK

From   Roger Harbord <>
To   Statalist <>
Subject   st: COURSE: Introduction to Stata, Bristol, UK
Date   Tue, 30 Sep 2003 12:51:13 +0100

Advance notice of a course on Stata in Bristol, UK next April.
Please reply to , not to the list or to me.  Thanks.

Course: Introduction to Stata
Venue: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
Duration: two days
Date: April 22nd & 23rd 2004
Cost: 300
Tutors include: Roger Harbord, Emma Sanford, Andy Judge

The course aims to introduce the statistical package Stata 8, including its
use for data management and data exploration.

The course is designed for anyone who wishes or needs to use Stata. No
previous knowledge or experience of Stata or of statistics is required,
although familiarity with Microsoft Windows will be assumed. Students will
gain the familiarity with Stata that is a pre-requisite for several other
courses in the Short Course Programme. However, this course does not
attempt to teach statistics (there is a Basic Statistics course available -
email Jess at for details, or visit or to cover the wide range of
statistical testing and estimation commands available in Stata, which are
covered by other courses in the Short Course Programme.

Topics to be covered include: finding your way around Stata: windows,
menus, sources of help; getting data into Stata; keeping a record of your
work; viewing and summarizing data; adding labels to document your data;
Stata syntax: "if", "in" and "by"; generating derived variables and
recoding variables; tables; combining datasets; Do-files (files of Stata
commands); graphs; dealing with dates. Teaching will comprise twelve hours
of practical sessions and short tutorials.

Further information about all the short courses can be found at the website
address below. You can book a place by printing the application form from
the website (, filling it in
and posting it to Jessica at Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8
2PR,  or simply email

JP Dunton, Social Medicine

For details of all the short courses, visit

Please note that if you cancel less than two weeks before the start of a
course, YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL FEE. Those entitled to a free place
will be charged a penalty fee of 30

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