📈 Introduction to Stata

This training took from December 12 to December 14, 2022 and was taught jointly with Leonie Rettig.

Stata is a broadly applied software for statistical data analysis within the social sciences. This course aims to give participants a first introduction to the usage of Stata. Stata allows users to manage and transform data, perform a variety of statistical analyses, and visualize and export analytical results. We start with an introduction to the interface of Stata and the different options to work with this software (using the drop-down menus or do-files). During the course, we will mainly work in do-files, in order to support a reproducible practice for scientific materials from the beginning. We will then concentrate on the most important commands and efficient data wrangling and descriptive statistics, before finally diving into some basic inferential statistics. Hence, a basic understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics is recommended to best follow the material. Within these sections, we will practice the visualization and exporting of results (via Word or Latex).

We encourage participants during the course to practice dealing with Stata’s built-in help function. Additionally, the focus is given to using online resources to find answers to programming problems.

Participants should know the fundamentals of Stata at the end of this class and be able to advance their analysis skills on their own.