Data Analysis with Stata (Intermediates)

Institution: see Organisers & Acknowledgements

Program of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Andrea Schäfer (University of Bremen)


01.10.2012, 14:00 – 17:30
02.10.2012, 14:00 – 17:30
04.10.2012, 14:00 – 17:30

Room: n.s.

Max. number of participants: 25

Semester periods per week: n.s.

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English/German (depending on participants)


The course is designed to provide a more advanced knowledge of Stata 11. Those who are already experienced in using Stata for data analysis and attended the ‘Introduction to Stata’ course or be familiar with the contents will benefit most from the course. Further, it is assumed that participants will have a working knowledge of basic statistics. However, the course is not focussed on statistical content, but on data management skills. By the end of the course, students should be able to use Stata 11 efficiently through using a broader range of complex commands, understanding and using matrices, scalars and macros and produce formatted outputs.

Teaching practice will consist of tutorials and practical sessions (exercises).

Course outline:

  • Short review on basics
  • How to reshape and create data sets
  • Advanced functions and commands: using egen, _N, _n
  • Structure of loopings: while, foreach and forvalues
  • Managing and creating matrices
  • Understanding and using: scalars, macros and arguments
  • Fancy graphs
  • Know how to export results: estout, outreg, tabout
  • Very first steps: writing programs

Ulrich Kohler and Frauke Kreuter (2009): Data Analysis Using Stata, Second Edition. Stata Press
Christopher F. Baum (2009): An Introduction to Stata Programming. Stata Press
H. Joseph Newton and N. J. Cox (editors) (2010): Seventy-six Stata Tips, Second Edition Stata Press

You have to register for the 6th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.