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Stata II: Data Management Analysis

Event Details

Course Title: Stata II: Data Management & Analysis
 
Dates:

  • 7-8 July 2020 (an online course)
  • 16-17 November 2020 

Time 
Day 1: 9.30am - 4.30pm 
Day 2: 9.30am - 4.30pm 
 
Venue
Room 1.046A&B
Level 1
Health Education Learning Precinct
Department of Paediatrics, UOM
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
PARKVILLE VIC 3052
   
Duration: 2 days
 
Fees: 

$230 for internal applicants ** Fee applies to staff from MCRI,RCH and DoPs only.
$560 for external full-time students
$835 for external applicants

Course details

In this second Stata course, participants will learn how to carry out basic data analysis.  The emphasis is on techniques for organising work efficiently and reproducibly in Stata. 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. Students will be shown how to save results of analyses directly into Excel or Word. The course also covers graphical representation of data, such as scatterplots, histograms, and line graphs. Students will learnt how to customize graphs, for example, by adding confidence intervals to a graph.

Prerequisites

This course is designed for people who have completed our Stata I course or equivalent.  It assumes participants will feel confident using basic commands in Stata, and creating log-files and do-files.  The focus of the course is on learning to apply Stata in statistical analysis.  As this is not a statistics course, participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of statistics, at least at the level of our Introduction to Biostatistics course.

At the completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Confidently use the Stata commands taught in the Stata I course
  • Perform commonly used univariate and bivariate statistical analyses
  • Save results from analyses directly to Excel or Word
  • Create and customize a variety of different types of graphs 
  • Organise their work efficiently and so that all analyses are reproducible

Materials supplied: A full set of course notes will be made available in electronic format 
 
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.
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. If you have any questions about installing the software please email Monsurul Hoq.

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.

Refreshments: Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Payment and registration
Please note: in general this is a two-step process, you must arrange payment & then register on Trybooking

Payment via eProcurement (for internal MCRI staff only):

1)    Payment must be made via eProcurement. Staff must not make credit card payment and seek reimbursement from an MCRI cost centre as this is not permitted.
Access eProcurement here or from the MCRI intranet homepage. Log in and click on CEBU courses and add to the shopping cart the CEBU course/s you wish to enrol in. Proceed to checkout and submit the requisition. Once your Cost Centre manager approves it, CEBU will email you with the promotional code to register for the course.
 2)    Registration: Use the code obtained at Step 1 to register for the course on the Trybooking site 
Note: your place in the course is not confirmed until you have registered via Trybooking.

Payment by invoice (for RCH employees and approved external organisations):

1) Email cebu.admin@mcri.edu.au, providing full details of your name, organisation name and the name and email address of the person responsible for payment.  Include the course name and date (many of our courses are run multiple times) and the cost of the course.
2) CEBU will issue the invoice and then provide you with a code so you can register for the course on the Trybooking site.
3) Registration: Use the code obtained at Step 2 to register for the course on the Trybooking site 
Note: your place in the course is not confirmed until you have registered via Trybooking.

Payment by credit card: Proceed directly to Trybooking and follow the prompts to make payment.and register. Please note there is a Trybooking fee of 50 cents per registration which will be applied when you register online.

Register for Stata II HERE.

Cancellation of registration:  You can apply for a refund or request to change the course session to a different date, pending availability, within 7 calendar days prior to the course start date. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations or non-attendance after this time. 

Enquiries

Fiona Snashall or Julie Perkins
Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
PARKVILLE  VIC  3052

T: 9345 6368 (Fiona Snashall or Julie Perkins)
E:cebu.admin@mcri.edu.au