26 July 2014
Introduction to STATA Training Course
This is an introductory course on the use of Stata, one of the most widely used professional statistical packages. The software is used in many fields of research, from accounting to zoology, it is fast, accurate and easy to use, offers hundreds of statistical tools, has excellent technical support and huge online user community. The course will be based on three pillars: 1) introduction to Stata environment and commands 2) application and interpretation of basic statistical procedures on actual data, and 3) introduction of basic programming in Stata do-file environment. The approach will follow the outline of a typical empirical research process: importing, transforming and summarizing data, running basic statistical methods, and producing graphs and maps. Short outline: introduction to the Stata working environment, overview of Stata’s statistical, graphical and data management capabilities, loading data into Stata from non-Stata formats, merging and appending datasets, changing the shape of your data, transforming variables, creating summary statistics and cross tabulations, producing and editing graphs, producing maps, introduction to Stata programming in do-file environment.
Prerequisites: computer file management within Microsoft Windows, knowledge of elementary
statistics, no prior knowledge of Stata is required.
EUR 325: ECPR Member
EUR 425: ECPR Non-member