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, 16 March 2020

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.

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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.


Course fees 

External Delegates (Non UCL)£200.00
UCL Staff, Students, Alumni (incl. ICH/GOSH)£100.00 *

* 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.

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)
16 March 202010.00am - 4.30pm^Book Now
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^Registration period is 9.45am-10.00am with tea and coffee served and the course will start promptly at 10.00am

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^Registration period is 5.15pm-5.30pm with tea and coffee served and the course will start promptly at 5.30pm


"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."

"Well taught and very useful. Very good notes. Was very happy with the course."

"Great accessible course, great teaching. Stimulating learning environment. Left feeling excited about using STATA. keep up the good work!"