Introduction to Stata
Due to demand, this 2 day course will run twice:
- 20 - 21 November 2017
- 10 - 11 April 2018
2 days (approximately 12 hours teaching with a mixture of lectures and practicals).
Registration will start at 8.45am on the first day, the course will finish by 4pm on the final day with an optional session on dates running until 4.45pm.
Dr Becky Mars (course organiser), Dr Hannah Jones, Dr Sarah Sullivan, Sean Harrison, Tim Morris, Dr Maria Magnus, Dr Michelle Taylor and Dr Alison Teyhan.
Course aims and objectives
To provide a basic introduction to the statistical software package Stata 14, focusing on its use for data management and data exploration.
Who the course is intended for
The course is intended for anyone who will use Stata regularly in their day to day work as a data management tool and/or for performing statistical analyses.
Previous experience with handling data is therefore required, as is a familiarity with Microsoft Windows. No previous knowledge of Stata or of statistical analyses is necessary. Students will gain the familiarity with Stata that is a pre-requisite for several other courses in the short course programme.
By the end of the course students will be able to use Stata 14 to:
- find help about a given topic or command;
- explore a dataset in a number of ways;
- add labels to a dataset to make it self-documenting;
- recode variables and derive new variables from existing ones;
- reorganize and simplify a dataset and deal with missing values;
- input data from a variety of sources;
- combine two or more datasets;
- produce summary statistics, tables and graphs;
- keep a record of their work and ensure it is reproducible;
- and optionally deal with dates.
Please note: students will be given a brief introduction to some simple statistical commands; the focus of the course is not on the use of Stata for analytical purposes. Practical sessions of this course will be held in a computer lab, so you will not need to bring a laptop.
November - FULLY BOOKED, waiting list in operation.
April - places available.
More information on course fees, fee waivers and reduced prices.
Bristol Medical School
39 Whatley Road
We provide morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, including tea and coffee, biscuits and fresh fruit.
If you have specific dietary needs we ask that you let us know in advance.
Lunch is not included. There are a range of local cafes and supermarkets nearby for students to purchase lunch.
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