UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Introduction to Stata

10:00 am to 4:30 pm, 22 May 2019

This one-day course offers an introduction to the uses and functions of the statistical software Stata including data entry and manipulation, do-files, and the basics of analyses and graphs. The course is ideally suited to those with little/no experience with Stata, but basic knowledge of statistics is advantageous.

Event Information

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Centre for Applied Statistics Courses

This is a practical workshop that will introduce delegates to Stata and its uses for statistical analysis. The course is suitable for individuals who are new to Stata, or who feel they would benefit from a refresher course (from a basic level). No prior knowledge of Stata is assumed; however, knowledge of basic statistics (e.g., p-values, significance tests) is advantageous. This course will cover the following topics:

  • Getting started with the Stata interface
  • Data entry/loading (including do files and log files)
  • Data manipulation
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Graphics
  • Brief introduction to T-tests, installing new packages and the drop-down menu
  • (Notes provided will also contain detailed explanation of standard parametric and non-parametric test)

Please note: this is not a statistical theory course, it is intended to teach delegates about the Stata software. As such, dedicated time cannot be given to describing and explaining theory and statistical tests (these are taught on our 5 day course - 'Introduction to research methods and statistics').

Delegates are welcome to bring their own laptops and access to the UCL Guest network will also be provided. Everyone wishing to bring their own computer should ensure a recent version of Stata is installed (ideally v14 or higher) before attending (installation guidelines will be made available two weeks before the course).


Course fees

External Delegates (Non UCL)£200.00
UCL Staff, Students, Alumni (incl. ICH/GOSH)£100.00 *
Staff and Doctoral Students from ICH/GOSHFREE †

* Valid UCL email address and/or UCL alumni number required upon registration. Please note, this category does not include hospital staff unless you hold an official contract with the university.

† Limited free spaces available. If there are no free places remaining, Staff and Doctoral Students from ICH/GOSH can still register at the UCL rate.

Prices include printed course materials, refreshments and lunch from 12.45-1.45pm.


Finally, please note that no refunds will be given for non-attendance or cancellations made within 5 working days of the start of the course. For delegates attending courses on funded places, a £50 fee will be charged for late cancellation, non-attendance or partial-attendance. This fee is needed to cover printing, catering, etc. costs that are ordered no later than 5 days before the course and are based on the number of people registered at that point in time. 

Future Dates (10.00am-4.30pm)
22nd May, 201910.00am - 4.30pm^Click to register

^Registration period is 9.45am-10.00am with tea and coffee served and the course will begin at 10.00am. Delegates are expected to arrive at 9.45am to log in and set up their computer ready for the start of the course.

Future Dates (evening)
There are currently no evening dates scheduled for this course. If you would like to be notified of any updates, please sign up to our mailing list 

"Great knowledgeable and helpful tutor who is clear, goes at the correct pace and is easily heard… Fantastic attitude to support the students with several helpful staff available when we ran into trouble. Friendly staff who wanted to help students and a great learning environment… Good in between breaks to allow time to refresh. Well run and enjoyable. Thank you."

"The course was excellent"

"It was a fantastic course. Well delivered. Good supervision and a lot of people were available to help… All in all it was a brilliant course. Thank you very much."