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When & Where
Tue, May 17, 2016 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wed, May 18, 2016 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thu, May 19, 2016 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Barrows 64 (basement)

This intensive is a 3-day presentation of the D-Lab’s 3-part introductory Stata workshop series. The intensive will cover the following materials:

Part I:  Introduction (May 17)

  • Getting a dataset into Stata (no previous knowledge expected)
  • Examining a dataset and finding variables of interest
  • Summarizing and tabulating variables
  • Stata specific tools and resources (do files, logs, help files, etc)
  • Coding and cleaning data (making new variables from old variables; labeling variables and values, etc)
  • Using logical operators in Stata
  • Cross-tabulations

Part II: Data Analysis in Stata (May 18)

  • Correlation
  • T-tests
  • OLS and logistic regression (basic syntax, using interaction terms, interpreting output)
  • Visualization (histograms, bar graphs, scatter plots)
  • Regression postestimation (getting predicted values, basic graphs)
  • Merging and appending datasets

Part III: Stata Programming (May 19)

  • Local and global variables (macros)
  • Looping (foreach, forvalues)
  • Reshaping data between wide and long formats
  • Recalling and using command output
  • Generating nicely formatted journal-style tables


A basic understanding of variables (nominal, ordinal, continuous), descriptive stats (mean, standard deviation), correlation, and regression would be assumed.

You do not need to bring your own computer as this workshop be held in a computer lab with access to Stata. If you bring your computer, you can install a trial version of Stata but please arrive 15 minutes early.


Training Host: 
D-lab Facilitator: 
Patty Frontiera