Stata II: Data Management Analysis

Event Details

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

  • 21 - 22 March 2018
  • 2 - 3 May 2018
  • 10 - 11 July 2018
  • 18 - 19 September 2018
  • 19 - 20 November 2018

Time 
Day 1: 9.00am - 5.00pm 
Day 2: 9.00am - 1.00pm 
 
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: 1.5 days
 
Fees
$190.00 for internal applicants ** Fee applies to staff from MCRI, RCH and DOPs only.
$770.00 for external applicants
$495.00 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.

Prerequisites

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.
 

Payment

The process for registering for CEBU courses is changing from 2018.  Registration will now be via Trybooking whether you are paying via cost centre transfer, invoice or credit card. The Trybooking link is available on the information page for each course.  Please note there is an additional Trybooking fee of 30 cents per registration which will be applied when your register online.

Internal participants:
Please contact Marian Chandler via email prior to accessing Trybooking if you want to organise a cost centre transfer or invoice.  Marian will provide you with a unique promotional code which will allow you to proceed to the checkout without entering payment details. The cost centre transfer process remains the same whereby you should advise your admin/finance person to arrange the transfer of funds from your cost centre to CEBU 68092 and CC Marian into the correspondence so that payment can be confirmed.  

Payment by credit card: Proceed directly to Trybooking and follow the prompts to register.

Register for Stata II here:

Cancellation of registration:  No refund of payment will be paid for cancellations or swapping of course dates unless received 7 calendar days prior to the course start date.

Enquiries

Marian Chandler
Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
PARKVILLE  VIC  3052
T: 9936 6049
E:marian.chandler@mcri.edu.au

++ 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 monsurul.hoq@mcri.edu.au 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.