Introduction to Stata

Ulises Flores

Stata is an important statistical package that provides many facilities for data management. In addition, it is quick and easy to learn and has become one of the most reliable statistical software used by researchers in different areas. This course offers an introduction to the functions of this package, which includes the entry and manipulation of data, do-files and basic concepts of statistical analysis and graphics. This course is aimed for people who have little or non experience with Stata, but basic knowledge of statistical concepts is desirable.

This short course is best combined with:

Basic math for social sciences

Taking this short course will give you an edge if you want to enroll in this IPSA course(s):

Modern Regression, Experimental Methods and Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Stata’s Interface and Do-files
  • Variable Management
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Descriptive Statistics Commands
  • Creating Graphs