Stata III: Advanced Tips Tricks

Event Details

Course Title: Stata III: Data Management & Analysis

Dates: 26 October 2017

Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm 
 
Venue
Room 1.046A
Level 1
Health Education Learning Precinct
Department of Paediatrics, UOM
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
PARKVILLE VIC 3052
   
Duration: 1 full day
 
Fees
$140.00 for internal applicants ** Fee applies to staff from MCRI, RCH and DOP only.
$500.00 for external applicants
$300.00 for external full-time students 
 

Course details

In this third Stata course, participants will learn how to use Stata efficiently for more extensive and repetitive tasks, while reducing the chance of data processing errors.  Topics include conversion of non-numeric data to numeric form, reshaping repeated measures or clustered data between "wide" and "long" formats, using Stata's in-built variables to count across groups of observations, and familiarisation with extended methods for generating new variables from existing data.  Time-saving techniques covered include how to repeat the same command(s) for a number of variables or values (looping), and finding and downloading useful extensions to offical Stata.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Convert variables from string to numeric formats, and vice versa
  • Reshape data sets from 'long' to 'wide' form, and vice versa
  • Use the egen family of commands to generating new variables that are functions of existing ones
  • Use loops to execute the same command(s) for a number of variables or values
  • Locate and install useful extensions to official Stata
  • Reduce the amount of memory used by a data set, and increase the amount of memory available to Stata
  • Locate variables in a large data set by their name or property

Note:  The course does not cover further techniques for statistical data analysis.

Prerequisites
This course is designed for people who have completed Stata I and Stata II and feel confident with the material contained in these courses.  It will be most useful for those who use Stata frequently to perform data management or other repetitive tasks.

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

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 unless received 7 calendar days prior to the course start date.

Enquiries

Donna De Sair
Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
PARKVILLE  VIC  3052
T: 9345 6368
E: donna.desair@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.