Stata II: Data Management Analysis

Event Details

Course Title: Stata II: Data Management & Analysis

  • 7 - 8 March 2017
  • 3 - 4 May 2017
  • 11 - 12 July 2017
  • 13 - 14 September 2017
  • 1 - 2 November 2017

Day 1: 9.00am - 5.00pm 
Day 2: 9.00am - 1.00pm 
Room 1.046A
Level 1
Health Education Learning Precinct
Department of Paediatrics, UOM
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
Duration: 1.5 days
$170.00 for internal applicants ** Fee applies to staff from MCRI, RCH and DOPs only.
$700.00 for external applicants
$450.00 for external full-time students 

Course details

In this second Stata course, participants will learn how to clean data, combine data files, and carry out basic data analysis.  The data analysis topics covered include: producing descriptive statistics, calculating confidence intervals, hypothesis testing (using chi square, t-tests and nonparametric tests), and calculating odds ratios and relative risks.


This course is a step up from the Stata I course.  It is designed for people who have completed our Stata 1 course or feel confident using basic commands in Stata, and creating log-files and do-files.  The focus of this course is on learning to apply Stata in statistical analysis rather then being a statistics course.  Therefore, participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of statistics, as least at the level of our Introduction to Biostatistics course.
At the completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Remember the Stata commands taught in the Stata I course
  • Perform the most commonly used univariate and bivariate statistical analyses
  • Merge and append Stata data files
  • Understand the basics of data cleaning
  • Be able to create a do file for data cleaning

Materials supplied: a full set of course notes.
Participants to supply:  ++ Participants may elect to bring their own laptop, please see below for conditions.
NB: This option is only available for internal participants.
Refreshments: Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.


Internal participants
Please organise with your admin/finance person to arrange transfer of funds from your cost centre to CEBU 50259.  Send a copy of the internal transfer request along with the registration form.
Payment by cheque: Please make cheque payable to the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and forward with registration form.
Payment by credit card: Please complete details on the registration form
Cancellation of registration:
No refund will be paid for cancellations or swapping course dates unless received 7 calendar days prior to the course start date.


Donna De Sair
Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
T: 9345 6368

++ Conditions when providing personal laptops

  • This option is available for MCRI, RCH & DOPs staff only
  • This option is NOT AVAILABLE for Students from external organisations

The program software MUST be installed on your laptop prior to the course start date.  Software cannot be installed by instructors on the day or during the course.  The course cannot be delayed for students who arrive late or without the required software installed. 

Installation of Stata for students who choose to bring their own laptop

Students from RCH/MCRI/DOPs must contact to have the Stata program installed on their laptops no later than 7 days before the course start date.

PLEASE NOTE: If you elect to bring your laptop and arrive without it, you will not be guaranteed use of a PC for the course and therefore may have to undertake the course as an observer only.