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Using Stata effectively: The fundamentals

Description

Gain a comprehensive understanding of four key elements in Stata: data management, statistical analysis, graphics, and reproducible reporting. Designed for both beginners and users seeking to increase their proficiency, this course equips you with the fundamentals for working efficiently in Stata. By the end of the course, you will be able to import, clean and manage your data, perform basic analyses and visualize results, create customized graphics, and write dynamic reports using Stata.

This course was great for learning the basics, and it would've shaved a month off my Ph.D. completion if I'd taken it two years ago!
Arna Carlock, Ph.D.
Lead Research Associate
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Price: $995   Enroll now

We offer a 15% discount for group enrollments of three or more participants.

Course topics

  • Introduction to Stata
    • Navigating the interface
    • Customizing preferences
    • Staying organized and keeping track of your work
    • Locating and installing community-contributed extensions
  • How to work in Stata
    • Using the menu systems and dialog boxes
    • Programming interactively with the Command window
    • Creating reproducible scripts in the Do-file Editor
  • Data management
    • Importing diverse datasets
    • Working in Stata's Data Editor
    • Manipulating different data types: numeric, categorical, strings, dates and times
    • Merging datasets strategically
  • Statistical analysis
    • Using estimation commands to fit models and test hypotheses
    • Using postestimation commands to interpret results, make predictions, and posthoc comparisons
    • Handling interactions and categorical variables
  • Graphics
    • Creating basic plots: histograms, scatterplots, bar graphs
    • Constructing more complex visualizations
    • Combining and overlaying plots
    • Working with Stata's Graph Editor
  • Reproducible reporting
    • Generating publication-quality tables
    • Writing dynamic reports that incorporate Stata results, graphics, and tables

The above lists are not exhaustive. They are meant to give an idea of the level and scope of each topic.

Prerequisites

  • Basic computer skills
  • The course is taught using Stata. It is appropriate for those who already own Stata and for those who are considering purchasing or upgrading. There is no requirement that the user already own a Stata license.

Next session

Course Dates Location Cost Enroll
Using Stata effectively 11–14 June 2024 Web based
Web-based training offers the same great content as our classroom training. And just like our classroom training, web-based training is designed to be interactive. Watch and listen from your computer as the instructor teaches; follow along in your printed notes; ask the instructor questions; and work examples using Stata. The differences are that you attend web-based training courses in the comfort of your own home or office and that courses are divided into three- to four-hour sessions that take place over consecutive days.

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Using Stata effectively 13–16 August 2024 Web based
Web-based training offers the same great content as our classroom training. And just like our classroom training, web-based training is designed to be interactive. Watch and listen from your computer as the instructor teaches; follow along in your printed notes; ask the instructor questions; and work examples using Stata. The differences are that you attend web-based training courses in the comfort of your own home or office and that courses are divided into three- to four-hour sessions that take place over consecutive days.

$995 Enroll
Using Stata effectively 9–12 September 2024 Web based
Web-based training offers the same great content as our classroom training. And just like our classroom training, web-based training is designed to be interactive. Watch and listen from your computer as the instructor teaches; follow along in your printed notes; ask the instructor questions; and work examples using Stata. The differences are that you attend web-based training courses in the comfort of your own home or office and that courses are divided into three- to four-hour sessions that take place over consecutive days.

$995 Enroll

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Notes

Enrollment is limited. This course is offered in both classroom and web-based settings.

Classroom training courses are two-day courses that run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. These courses take place at a training center where computers with Stata installed are provided. A continental breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will also be provided; the breakfast is available before the course begins.

Web-based training courses are four-day courses that run for four hours each day. You will be provided with a temporary Stata license to install on your computer, a printed copy of the course notes, and all the course datasets so that you can easily follow along. Learn more about how our web-based training courses work, watch a video demonstration, and find technical requirements for participating in this type of training.