Courses

Currently, all of our training courses are being held online.

All of our courses are hosted by expert certified trainers and research professionals who teach through a mix of demonstrative and practical sessions to provide high-class, practical training.

You can register for our courses online. To discuss any of our courses or specific training requirements, please call

+44 (0) 20 8697 3377 .

Advances in causal inference using Stata - in collaboration with Lancaster University (Online)

5 - 6 October, 2020 (10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm London Time) Online 2 days (5th October 2020 - 6th October 2020) Stata

Presented by: Dr. Giovanni Cerulli

Econometric modelling for causal inference and program evaluation have witnessed a tremendous development in the last decade, with new approaches and methods addressing an expanding set of challenging problems, both in medical and the social sciences. This course covers some recent developments in causal inference and program evaluation using Stata.

It will provide participants with the essential tools, both theoretical and applied, for a proper use of recent micro-econometric methods for policy evaluation and causal modelling in situations where the standard treatment setting poses limitations.

More specifically, the course will focus on these approaches: (i) Difference-in-differences (DID) with time-varying and time-fixed binary treatment; (ii) the Synthetic Control Method (SCM) for program evaluation, suitable when datasets on many times and locations are available; (iii) models for multivalued and quantile treatment effect estimation.

After attending the course, the participant will be able to setting up and managing a correct evaluation design using Stata, by identifying the policy framework, the appropriate econometric method to use interpreting correctly the results. The course will provide various instructional examples on real datasets.

What Sample Size do I need? With Stata (online)

8 October 2020 Online 1 day (8th October 2020 - 8th October 2020) Stata

Presented by James Gallagher and Sandro Leidi

Choosing an appropriate sample size is a common problem and should be given due consideration in any research proposal, as an inadequate sample size invariably leads to wasted resources.

This course gives a practical introduction to sample size determination in the context of some commonly used significance tests.

Examples from a scientific background are used to highlight the problems associated with sample size determination and suggest potential solutions.

Formulae and algebraic notation are kept to a minimum.

Machine Learning using Stata: Introduction & Advanced - in collaboration with Lancaster University (online)

26-27 October & 9 - 10 November 2020 Online 4 days (26th October 2020 - 10th November 2020) Stata

Course Overview: Part one

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented availability of information on social, economic, and health-related phenomena. Researchers, practitioners, and policymakers have nowadays access to huge datasets (the so-called “Big Data”) on people, companies and institutions, web and mobile devices, satellites, etc., at increasing speed and detail.

Machine learning is a relatively new approach to data analytics, which places itself in the intersection between statistics, computer science, and artificial intelligence. Its primary objective is that of turning information into knowledge and value by “letting the data speak”. To this purpose, machine learning limits prior assumptions on data structure, and relies on a model-free philosophy supporting algorithm development, computational procedures, and graphical inspection more than tight assumptions, algebraic development, and analytical solutions. Computationally unfeasible few years ago, machine learning is a product of the computer’s era, of today machines’ computing power and ability to learn, of hardware development, and continuous software upgrading.

This course is a primer to machine learning techniques using Stata. Stata owns today various packages to perform machine learning which are however poorly known to many Stata users. This course fills this gap by making participants familiar with (and knowledgeable of) Stata potential to draw knowledge and value form row, large, and possibly noisy data. The teaching approach will be mainly based on the graphical language and intuition more than on algebra. The training will make use of instructional as well as real-world examples, and will balance evenly theory and practical sessions.

After the course, participants are expected to have an improved understanding of Stata potential to perform some of the most used marching learning techniques, thus becoming able to master research tasks including, among others:

  • (i) factor-importance detection
  • (ii) signal-from-noise extraction
  • (iii) correct model specification
  • (iv) model-free classification, both from a data-mining and a causal perspective.

Course Overview: part 2

This course will focus on three specific techniques not covered in the first-part course, that is :regression and classification trees (including bagging, random forests, and boosting), kernel-based regression, and global methods (step-wise, polynomial, spline, and series regressions).

The teaching approach will be mainly based on the graphical language and intuition more than on algebra. The training will make use of instructional as well as real-world examples, and will balance evenly theory and practical sessions.

After the course, participants are expected to have an improved understanding of Stata potential to perform some of the most used machine learning techniques, thus becoming able to master research tasks including, among others:

  • (i) factor-importance detection,
  • (ii) signal-from-noise extraction,
  • (iii) model-free regression and classification, both from a data-mining and a causal perspective.

The course is open to people coming from all scientific fields ,but it is particularly targeted to researchers working in the medical, epidemiological and socio-economic sciences.

Regression Modelling using Stata

30th - 31st October 2020 Online 2 days (30th October 2020 - 31st October 2020) Stata

Presented By: Dr. Malvina Marchese

This course is for researchers from all academic disciplines who are new to Stata. The course assumes only limited statistical knowledge and experience of using statistical software. Participants will be introduced to Stata and will be taught the statistical theory behind linear and non-linear regression methods . Practical sessions will use macro economic and finance datasets.

Macroeconomic Density Forecasting & Nowcasting

2 - 3 November 2020 (10-12pm & 2-4pm London time) Online 2 days (2nd November 2020 - 3rd November 2020) Stata

Presented By: Dr. Andrea Carriero (Queen Mary, University of London)

Whether you deal with forecasting at a Central Bank, public institution, bank or consultancy firm; or you use forecasting techniques in your research, this is the perfect course to bring you up to date with the latest methods in the forecasting profession.

Panel Data Econometrics - in collaboration with Lancaster University (online)

5 - 6 November, 2020 (Online 4 per day + 1 hour Q&A) Online 2 days (5th November 2020 - 6th November 2020) Stata

Prof. Sébastien Laurent, Aix-Marseille University

Panel data econometrics has developed rapidly over the last decades.

Longitudinal data are more and more available to researchers and methods to analyse these data are in high demand from scholars from different fields.

The course offers a comprehensive overview on panel data methods with Stata, covering static and dynamic linear models.

Each session briefly introduces the different methodologies, discussing strengths and weaknesses with a focus on the interpretation of the results.

By the end of the two-day on-line course, participants should be able to prepare panel data for the analysis with Stata, choose the relevant model, get the parameter estimates and interpret the results.

Econometrics of Program Evaluation Using Stata

30 Nov - 1 Dec 2020 Online 2 days (30th November 2020 - 1st December 2020) Stata

Presented By: Dr. Giovanni Cerulli

This course will provide participants with the essential tools, both theoretical and applied, for a proper use of modern micro-econometric methods for policy evaluation and causal counterfactual modelling under both assumptions of “selection on observables” and “selection on unobservables”. The course will cover these approaches: Regression adjustment (parametric and nonparametric), Matching (on covariates and on propensity score), Reweighting and Double-robust methods, and Difference-in-differences methods.

Econometrics of Program Evaluation using Stata

30 November - 1 December 2020 Dublin, Ireland 2 days (30th November 2020 - 1st December 2020) Stata

This course will provide participants with the essential tools, both theoretical and applied, for a proper use of modern micro-econometric methods for policy evaluation and causal counterfactual modelling.

Time Series Analysis & Modelling Using Stata

10 - 11 December 2020 TBC 2 days (10th December 2020 - 11th December 2020) Stata

Presented By: Dr George Naufal (Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI), Texas A&M University)

Time series data are nowadays collected for several phenomena in social and empirical sciences. Initially collected at year or quarter level, time series data are now used by marketing analytics, financial technology, and other fields in which data are collected at much smaller intervals (daily, hourly and even by the minute). This course focuses on the fundamental concepts required for the analysis, modelling and forecasting of time series data and provides an introduction to the theoretical foundation of time series models alongside a practical guide to the use of time series analysis techniques implemented in Stata 15. The course is based on the textbook by S. Boffelli and G. Urga (2016), Financial Econometrics Using Stata, Stata Press Publication.

Time Series Analysis & Modelling Using Stata

11 - 12 June 2020 TBC 2 days (11th June 2020 - 12th June 2020) Stata

Presented By: Dr George Naufal (Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI), Texas A&M University)

Time series data are nowadays collected for several phenomena in social and empirical sciences. Initially collected at year or quarter level, time series data are now used by marketing analytics, financial technology, and other fields in which data are collected at much smaller intervals (daily, hourly and even by the minute). This course focuses on the fundamental concepts required for the analysis, modelling and forecasting of time series data and provides an introduction to the theoretical foundation of time series models alongside a practical guide to the use of time series analysis techniques implemented in Stata 15. The course is based on the textbook by S. Boffelli and G. Urga (2016), Financial Econometrics Using Stata, Stata Press Publication.

An Introduction to Linear Mixed Models using Stata (online)

30 September - 1 October, 2020 (10am-1pm 2-5pm, London Time) Online 2 days (30th September 2020 - 1st October 2020) Stata

Presented by Sandro Leidi & James Gallagher

This course is running online, via Zoom.

Mixed models are a modern powerful data analysis tool to analyse clustered data, typically arising in studies where the levels of a factor are a random selection from a wider pool, or in the presence of a multi-level nested structure with different levels of variability.

Potential benefits of mixed models are greater generalisability of results and accommodation of missing values. In particular, mixed models have been used in clinical trials to analyse repeated measures, where measurements taken over time naturally cluster according to patient.

The course will illustrate medical and health related applications of mixed modelling, such as multi-centre trials, cross-over trials, and the analysis of repeated measures. The course focuses on the linear mixed model, assuming normally distributed data, and on how to fit it and interpret its results.

Only essential theoretical aspects of mixed models will be summarised.

Introduction to Panel Data Analysis with Stata (Online)

25th September & 2nd October, 2020 (CT 9am-11am & 1pm-3pm) Online 2 days (25th September 2020 - 2nd October 2020) Stata

Presented By: Dr. George Naufal (Texas A&M University)

Our web-based 'Introduction to Panel Data Analysis with Stata' course provides an overview of the most-used panel data techniques and is ideal for the beginner/intermediate-level user who wants to learn how to implement panel data estimation with Stata commands.

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