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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI)

Intermediate STATA

Date: 28 May 2020
Time: 9am-5pm
InstructorTina Hannemann 
Level: Intermediate
Fee: £195 (£140 for those from educational, government and charitable institutions). 

CMI offers up to five subsidised places at a reduced rate of £60 per course day to research staff and students within Humanities at The University of Manchester. These places are awarded in order of application. 

Humanities PGR students at The University of Manchester can apply for a methods@manchester bursary to help cover their costs. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and applicants will be required to provide a supporting statement from their supervisor. Applications for bursaries must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the course date; applications submitted after this time will not be accepted. Retrospective applications cannot be made if courses have already taken place or payment has already been made.

Please click here to make a booking. If you are applying for a subsidised place, select the £60 University of Manchester option on the booking form. For queries about methods@manchester bursaries, contact methods@manchester.ac.uk (please note, you must have a confirmed place on the course before requesting a bursary application form). For any other queries about short courses, please contact cmi-shortcourses@manchester.ac.uk.

Please note: this is not guaranteed and is considered on a case by case basis. Please contact us for more information.

Outline

The course will provide intermediate training in the statistical programming software STATA, which is a popular tool in the field of Social Science. The software is a great tool to deal with a large dataset, for data manipulation and various analysis strategies including extensive and powerful statistical capabilities.

Objectives

The aim of the course is to familiarise participants with some features of Stata 14 which go beyond the introductory level. Participants will cover the following topics through a combination of lecture and practical sessions:

  • Quick review of some more basic operations
  • The proper use of weights and weighted tables
  • Merging datasets and combining information from different sources for combined analysis
  • Strategies of analysis and modelling with the example of logistic regression

On completion of the course, participants will have the necessary familiarity with concepts in Stata to move on to further statistical methods in Stata either in courses and/or continue learning themselves.

Prerequisites

Basic operational experiences in STATA are required for the course, as those will not be covered and necessary for the content of this course. However, participants do not have to be advanced users of STATA. Some familiarity with handling datasets (e.g. excel spreadsheets) are also beneficial for the understanding of the course content. 

Recommended reading

  • Diamond, I. and Jefferies, J. (2004) Beginning Statistics: An Introduction for Social Scientists. London, Sage Publications.
  • Blaikie, N. (2003) Analyzing Quantitative Data: from description to explanation London, SAGE Publications. 

About the instructor

Tina Hannemann

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