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DSD: Getting Started with Stata - Part 4 (Modelling and reporting)
Course Description:

This blended learning course is designed to help you to use Stata to import, manipulate, describe and analyse categorical and continuous data, and to produce plots and tables to support analysis.

There will be four online tutorials designed to be taken in sequence, one an introduction to the course and three specialist tutorials. This tutorial is Part 4 of the series. This course involves:
  • around four hours of online, video-based learning
  • directed reading on selected websites
  • a number of exercise sheets linked to the video material
  • an online workshop to consolidate your learning

To benefit fully from the course you should complete all of these elements.

Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access all of the online materials in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course. These include a short introduction video that explains how the course is delivered.


You should have a good understanding of statistical concepts. No prior experience with Stata is required, but experience using a spreadsheet application such as Excel would be an advantage.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with a joining link at least one day before the session.

Courses start on the hour but please join during the 5 minutes prior to this to download resources and test out your connection/audio.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page.

At the end of this four part course you will be able to:
  • Create simple charts of categorical and continuous data
  • Import data from Excel and from plain text files
  • Create Stata scripts (do files)
  • Calculate frequencies and descriptive statistics
  • Calculate correlation coefficients
  • Transform and recode variables
  • Create cross tabulations
  • Build linear regression models
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those with a good understanding of statistical concepts who wish to learn to use Stata to analyse their data.
Target Audience: All
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