Stata 1 2 3 - Workshop 1: Social Class and Health

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Mon, 11/01/2010 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Keywords: Stata, descriptive statistics, cross-tables, bar graph, pie graph.

Stata is one of the leading statistical software packages. Most of its users work in research, especially in the fields of economics, sociology, political science, biomedicine and epidemiology.  The Social Science Data Services at Government Information department designs this "Stata 1 2 3" workshop series to introduce the basics as well as advanced uses of the application. Meanwhile, several primary social science data resources will also be presented.

In the first workshop, Social Class and Health, you will explore a real national survey data (National Health Interview Survey 2009, available from ICPSR) in Stata to test if there are statistical differences of health insurance coverage and number of nights staying in hospital across different family income groups. You will learn how to use Stata 11 to:

  1. Load in a data file in Stata format and Excel spreadsheet.
  2. Find an interested variable in the data file, generate new variables.
  3. Run descriptive statistics (average, range, count, etc) and generate crosstables.
  4. Visualize your work by bar graph and pie graph.

We will also include the category of numerical information, and several tricks to better organize a research data file in Stata. At the end of the workshop, we will introduce ICPSR, one of the key resources for social science data.

Please contact Sui if you are interested. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Location: Project Cafe Training Lab, Library Basement B234 (map)