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Stata: an Introduction

  • 9:30am to 1pm
  • 2 days

Overview

This practical online workshop will introduce you to the statistical software Stata and how to use it to carry out statistical analysis.

You'll learn how to enter and manipulate data, and the basics of analyses and graphs

It's suitable for those with little or no experience of Stata, or those who want a refresher. A basic knowledge of statistics would be helpful.

This course takes place online, over two mornings (9:30am to 1pm). You can also take this course over two evenings.

This course is run by UCL's Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC), part of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH).

Course content

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
  • Parametric tests
  • Non-parametric tests

You'll be expected to have a basic understanding of common statistical tests and concepts as these won't be taught during this workshop.

Computers and software

You'll need to have a recent version of Stata installed on your computer (ideally version 14 or higher).

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • feel familiar with the Stata interface, and style of programming language
  • read existing datasets into Stata
  • modify the format of your data to make it easier to analyse
  • summarise basic statistics
  • produce and edit graphical displays
  • perform basic statistical analysis tests

Certificates

You can request a certificate of attendance for this course once you've completed it. Please send your request to ich.statscou@ucl.ac.uk

Include the following in your email:

  • the name of the completed course for which you'd like a certificate
  • how you'd like your name presented on the certificate (if the name/format differs from the details you gave during registration)

Cost and concessions

The fees are as follows:

  • External delegates (non UCL) - £200
  • UCL staff, students, alumni (including ICH/GOSH) - £100*

* valid UCL email address and/or UCL alumni number required upon registration

Cancellations

Read the cancellation policy for this course on the ICH website. Please send all cancellation requests to the course administrator.

Find out about other statistics courses

CASC's stats courses are for anyone requiring an understanding of research methodology and statistical analyses. The courses will allow non-statisticians to interpret published research and/or undertake their own research studies.

Find out more about CASC's full range of statistics courses, and the continuing statistics training scheme (book six one-day courses and get a seventh free.)

Course team

Dr Eirini Koutoumanou - Course Lead

Dr Eirini Koutoumanou - Course Lead

Eirini has a BSc in Statistics from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MSc in Statistics from Lancaster University (funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). She joined UCL GOS Institute of Child Health in 2008 to develop a range of short courses for anyone interested in learning new statistical skills. Soon after, CASC was born. In 2014, she was promoted to Senior Teaching Fellow. In 2019, she successfully passed her PhD viva on the topic of Copula models and their application within paediatric data. Since early 2020 she’s been co-directing CASC with its founder, Professor Angie Wade.

Course information last modified: 30 Sep 2021, 11:54