Institution: see Organisers & Supporters
Programme of study: International Research Workshop
Lecturer: Dr. Stefanie Heyne (MZES, University of Mannheim)
Date: see Workshop Programme
Max. number of participants: 20
Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS
Language of instruction: English
Contents: Stata is a statistical program package widely used (not only) in the social and economic sciences; it is used for data management, statistical graphics, and analysis of quantitative data. Statistical concepts will not be part of the course, so participants should have some very basic knowledge of statistics. The course should enable participants to prepare their data for analysis, perform adequate analysis using a statistical computer program, and document these tasks to keep them reproducible.
For Beginners with no or very little Stata knowledge!
Course topics cover:
- “What You Type Is What You Get”: Basic Stata Command syntax
- Getting (and Understanding) Help within Stata: Stata Built-in Help System
- Basic Data Management: Load and Save Stata Datasets, Generate and Manipulate Variables, Describe and Label Data and Variables, Perform Basic uni- and bivariate Analyses, and Change the Structure of your Data.
- Basic Stata Graphics: Scatterplot, Histogram, Bar Chart
- Working with “Do-” and “Log-” Files
A requirement for students: Statistical concepts will not be part of the course, so participants should have some basic knowledge of statistics.
Recommended literature and pre-readings: None.
You must register for the International Research Workshop to participate in this course.