UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Introduction to Stata

15 May 2024, 9:30 am–5:00 pm

This 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.

Event Information

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Centre for Applied Statistics Courses


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NOTE: This course will be delivered in hybrid mode, i.e. the in-person lecture will be transmitted live on zoom. The face-to-face part of the hybrid courses will go ahead conditional on at least 5 participants registering for this mode of delivery. Few classes may be delivered exclusively online, so please check under the Future dates tab for clarification. The online part of the class will be supported by its own dedicated teaching staff (along with the lead lecturer), therefore participants can expect the same level of group and individual support as the face-to-face class. You will be able to choose your preferred mode of attendance (face-to-face or online) during registration.


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 course - 'Introduction to research methods and statistics').

Everyone wishing to attend should ensure a recent version of Stata is installed (ideally v14 or higher) on their computer.


Course fees 

External Delegates (Non UCL)£200.00
UCL Staff and Students£100.00 *
UCL Alumni£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.

Cancellations: Cancellation Policy

Future Dates
15th May 202409.30am-17.00pmBook Now
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Future Dates (evening)
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^We recommend logging in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to access materials and ensure the course can start promptly at 5.00pm.


"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!"