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Stata Programming for Data Managers and Researchers

Online 2 days (18th May 2020 - 19th May 2020) Stata Intermediate, Introductory
Delivered by: Dr. Vincent O'Sullivan

Course Overview

This comprehensive webinar is hosted through Zoom and runs over a total of 9 hours, with 4 hours each day (2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon) with an extra Q&A session on the second day.

This course is for data managers and researchers who wish to learn Stata programming concepts and skills.

First, the participants will be taught key programming concepts and skills to perform complex data operations such as mapping the characteristics of an observation/group to another observation/group. Participants will be able to automate tasks to avoid repetition and to allow quick and easy implementation of changes to data and routines.

Secondly, the participants will be taught how to write their own programs using do-files and ado-files.

Course Agenda

This comprehensive webinar is hosted through Zoom and runs over a total of 9 hours, with 4 hours each day (2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon) with an extra Q&A session on the second day.

Day 1:

Session 1: 10:00-12:00 GMT

  • Managing files, data, and memory:
  • Directories
  • Storage types
  • Preserve and restore
  • Merging, reshaping, and appending data
  • Other data management commands: fillin, cross command, stack, separate, joinby, xpose
  • Managing large-scale data
  • Basics of data generation:
  • gen & egen
  • missing values
  • the cond() function
  • Data validation commands: assert, count, and duplicates

Session 2: 14:00-16:00 GMT

  • Computation of group-level characteristics
  • Summary statistics
  • Extreme values
  • Mapping group characteristics to individual-level observations
  • Computation of the duration of time periods
  • Output:
  • storing, saving, and (re-)using results
  • generating high-quality tables of results

Day 2:

Session 1: 10:00-12:00 GMT

  • Programming tools:
  • Macros: locals and globals.
  • Scalars and matrices.
  • Looping.
  • Prefixes.
  • List manipulation and parallel lists .

Session 2: 14:00-16:00 GMT

  • Writing programmes
  • Program structure
  • Syntax and return statements
  • Generalizing commands for multiple variables
  • Making commands by-able
  • Adding options
  • .ado files

Q&A Session: 16:00-17:00 GMT

Prerequisites:

Terms & Conditions

  • Student registrations: Attendees must provide proof of full time student status at the time of booking to qualify for student registration rate (valid student ID card or authorised letter of enrolment).
  • Additional discounts are available for multiple registrations.
  • Delegates are provided with temporary licences for the software(s) used in the course and will be instructed to download and install the software prior to the start of the course. (Alternatively, we can also provide laptops free of charge to attending delegates).
  • Payment of course fees required prior to the course start date.
  • Registration closes 5-calendar days prior to the start of the course.
    • 100% fee returned for cancellations made over 28-calendar days prior to start of the course.
    • 50% fee returned for cancellations made 14-calendar days prior to the start of the course.
    • No fee returned for cancellations made less than 14-calendar days prior to the start of the course.

The number of delegates is restricted. Please register early to guarantee your place.

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    18-19 May (10-12 & 2-4pm GMT) (18/05/2020 - 19/05/2020)

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