An Introduction to Stata
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An Introduction to Stata

A Beginners Guide
4.5 (272 ratings)
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2,878 students enrolled
Created by Najib Mozahem
Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 50 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Navigating the graphical user interface
  • Create and import new datasets
  • Format datasets
  • Modify records
  • Encode variables
  • Generate specific output for different types of variables
  • Create and use do files
Requirements
  • Have a basic knowledge of how to use regular desktop programs
Description

This is an introductory course to Stata. The course assumed to previous knowledge of the software nor any statistical knowledge. The course does not teach statistics. The goal of the course is to teach students about the basic functionality of Stata and how it can be used to analyze large data sets. The course contains two projects for students to work on. It also provides a step-by-step approach in covering all of the material where I go through the commands one by one. In addition to the video lectures, I have included the scripts of the lectures so that students can also study and revise the material without having to watch videos. Although Stata comes with many data sets, this course utilizes my own data sets in order to explain to students the thought process involved in collecting data.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner data scientists looking to learn how to use Stata
Course content
Expand all 40 lectures 03:35:39
+ Getting to know the user interface
8 lectures 57:35
Looking at a dataset
10:01
Organizing work by using directories
08:53
The help and search commands
10:51
Stata and the Internet
09:20
Conclusion
01:47
+ Working with a new Dataset
5 lectures 28:40
Introduction to datasets + navigating to the correct folder
01:03
Ceating a dataset by typing + Activity
06:52
Creating a dataset by importing
15:15
Loading a dataset
04:00
Conclusion
01:30
+ Making the data more readable
6 lectures 28:53
Introduction: The importance of formatting
01:50
Naming the variables
03:53
Labelling variables
04:55
Labelling values
09:53
Encoding categorical variables
06:11
Project
02:11
+ Inspecting records that fullfill certain criteria
4 lectures 26:04
Introduction: Looking at specific records
01:59
The _n variable and the in qualifier
08:06
The if qualifier and the AND and OR operators
14:25
Conclusion
01:34
+ Looking at the data more closely
4 lectures 30:20
Introduction to variables
01:32
Inspecting numerical variables
17:37
Inspecting categorical variables
08:50
Conclusion
02:21
+ Modifying the data
6 lectures 27:37
Introduction: Why modify the data?
01:42
Renaming variables
02:18
Replacing values
10:58
Generating a new variable
07:57
Deleting a variable or an observation
02:51
Conclusion
01:51
+ Automating the process using do files
4 lectures 10:48
Introduction: Programming using Stata
01:50
Creating and saving a do file
03:53
Using do files
03:48
Conclusion
01:17
+ Conclusion to the course - Final Project
3 lectures 05:42
Recap of the course
01:24
Final activity
02:29
Conlcusion: Next steps
01:49