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Re: st: Upcoming NetCourses


From   "Shittu, Aminu" <ameen_vet@yahoo.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Upcoming NetCourses
Date   Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:13:31 -0800 (PST)

Hi Kerry,

Thanks for sharing the announcement! Must I have Stata v.12 to be able to participate in these courses? I am using v.10, please.

Aminu.



Aminu Shittu, DVM (Sokoto), PgCert-IAH (Edinburgh), MSc-CIDA (London),
PhD Student,
Liverpool University Climate and Infectious Diseases of Animals (LUCINDA) Research Group,
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health,
Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool,
Leahurst Campus, Chester High Road, Neston, Cheshire CH64 7TE,
UNITED KINGDOM.
Mobile: +44(0)7990 689 961
http://www.liv.ac.uk/lucinda


________________________________
From: Kerry Kammire <kkammire@stata.com>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 5:12:15 PM
Subject: st: Upcoming NetCourses

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101, NC-151, NC-152, and NC-461.
The NetCourses are available on the Internet using a web-based system to
deliver lectures, problem sets, and solutions.  Course participants and
Stata course leaders interact through a bulletin board to discuss the
course and to ask and answer questions.

Here is a little more information about the upcoming NetCourses:

        ---------------------------------------------
        NetCourse 101.          Introduction to Stata
        ---------------------------------------------

        Course length:                  6 weeks (4 lectures)
        Course dates:                   January 20–March 2, 2012
        Deadline for enrollment:        January 19, 2012
        Cost:                           $95
        Course Leaders:                 Kerry Kammire and Jared Stewart

        Prerequisites:                  Stata 12 installed and working.
                                        Internet web browser, installed and
                                        working.  (Course is platform
                                        independent.)
        Schedule:
        Lecture 1                       January 20
        Lecture 2                       January 27
        One-week break                  February 2–February 8
        Lecture 3                       February 10
        Lecture 4                       February 17
        Closing discussion
        Course ends                     March 2

        Content:
                o Getting started with Stata
                o Understanding the fundamentals of Stata syntax
                o Managing and organizing work and files
                o Searching for new commands, help, and other information
                o Installing new commands over the web
                o Managing data
                o Managing categorical variables
                o Handing groups with -by- processing
                o Reading various types of data into Stata
                o Match-merging and appending data


        -------------------------------------------------
        NetCourse 151.         Introduction to Stata programming
        -------------------------------------------------

        Course length:                  6 weeks (4 lectures)
        Course dates:                   January 20–March 2, 2012
        Deadline for enrollment:        January 19, 2012
        Cost:                           $125
        Course Leaders:                 Kerry Kammire and Jared Stewart

        Prerequisites:                  Stata 12 installed and working.
                                        Basic knowledge of using Stata
                                        interactively.  Internet web browser,
                                        installed and working.  (Course is
                                        platform independent.)
        Schedule:
        Lecture 1                       January 20
        Lecture 2                       January 27
        One-week break                  February 2–February 8
        Lecture 3                       February 10
        Lecture 4                       February 17
        Closing discussion
        Course ends                     March 2

        Content:
                o  Organizing analyses
                o  Handling complex datasets
                o  Use of macros
                o  Flow of control
                o  Program arguments
                o  Bootstrapping standard errors
                o  Performing simulations
                o  Parsing program arguments (including the -syntax- command)
                o  ado-file programming


        ------------------------------------------
        NetCourse 152.         Advanced Stata programming
        ------------------------------------------

        Course length:                  7 weeks (5 lectures)
        Course dates:                   January 20–March 9, 2012
        Deadline for enrollment:        January 19, 2012
        Cost:                           $150
        Course Leaders:                 Kerry Kammire and Jared Stewart

        Prerequisites:                  Stata 11 or 12 installed and working.
                                        Internet web browser, installed and
                                        working. NetCourse 151 or equivalent
                                        knowledge. (Course is platform
                                        independent.)
        Schedule:
        Lecture 1                       January 20
        Lecture 2                       January 27
        Lecture 3                       February 3
        One-week break                  February 9–February 15
        Lecture 4                       February 17
        Lecture 5                       February 24
        Closing discussion
        Course ends                     March 9

        Content:
                o The -syntax- command and how it makes parsing command syntax
                  and options almost as easy as writing a syntax diagram,
                o Estimates and return classes for saving and accessing
                  results,
                o Setting the estimation sample,
                o Advanced macro manipulation,
                o The full range of Stata programming concepts.


     -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     NetCourse 461.       Introduction to Univariate Time Series Using Stata
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------

        Course length:                  7 weeks (4 lectures plus overview of
                                        multivariate methods)
        Course dates:                   January 20–March 9, 2012
        Deadline for enrollment:        January 19, 2012
        Cost:                           $295
        Course Leaders:                 Kristin MacDonald and Gustavo Sánchez

        Prerequisites:                  Stata 11 or 12 installed and working.
                                        Course content of NetCourse 101 or
                                        equivalent knowledge.  Familiarity
                                        with basic cross-sectional summary
                                        statistics and linear regression.
                                        Internet web browser, installed and
                                        working. (Course is platform
                                        independent.)
        Schedule:
        Lecture 1                       January 20
        Lecture 2                       January 27
        Lecture 3                       February 3
        One-week break                  February 9–February 15
        Lecture 4                       February 17
        Overview                        February 24
        Closing discussion
        Course ends                     March 9

        Content:
             o Working with time-series data in Stata
             o Drawing graphs
             o Exponential smoothers and forecasting techniques
             o Time-series processes
             o Sample autocorrelation and partial autocorrelation functions
             o ARIMA and seasonal ARIMA models
             o Autocorrelation and regression analysis
             o Nonstationarity and unit-root tests
             o ARCH/GARCH models
             o Vector autoregressions (VARs) and vector error correction
               models (VECMs)


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More information
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You can find out more about Stata NetCourses by pointing your web browser to

http://www.stata.com/info/products/netcourse/




-- Kerry Kammire, StataCorp
  kkammire@stata.com
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