Stata 1 2 3 - Workshop 3: US Artists before the Recession

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Fri, 10/29/2010 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Keywords: Stata, ASCII, dictionary file, collapse, statistics data file.

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 third workshop, US Artists before the Recession, you will use the Artists Extracted File from American Community Survey 2004-2006 to analyze the status of this occupation in the time period just before recession. You will learn how to use Stata 11 to:

  1. Load in a data file in ASCII format and build your dictionary file.
  2. Generate a new statistics data file from original micro-level survey.

This workshop will not introduce advanced statistical concepts, but will greatly expand your Stata programming skills. At the end of the workshop, we will introduce additional visualization involving geographic indicators (for more details of the technique, please check the GIS workshop schedule).


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

Location: Project Cafe Training Lab, Library Basement B238 (map)