Thursday, January 05, 2006

st: Upcoming NetCourses

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101, NC-151, and NC-152 starting January 20th. The NetCourses are available on the Internet using a web-based system to deliver lectures, problem sets, and solutions. Course participants and Stata course leaders interact through a bulletin board to discuss the course and to ask and answer questions.

Here is a little more information about the upcoming NetCourses:

--------------------------------------------- NetCourse 101. Introduction to Stata --------------------------------------------- Course length: 6 weeks (4 lectures) Course dates: January 20 through March 3 Deadline for enrollment: January 19 Cost: $95 Course Leaders: Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire, and Derek Wagner

Prerequisites: Stata 9 installed and working. Internet web browser installed and working. (Course is platform independent.) Schedule: Lecture 1 January 20 Lecture 2 January 27 One-week break February 2 through February 8 Lecture 3 February 10 Lecture 4 February 17 Closing discussion Course ends March 3

Content: o Getting started with Stata o Understanding the fundamentals of Stata syntax o Managing and organizing work and files o Searching for new commands, help, and other information o Installing new commands over the web o Managing data o Managing categorical variables o Handing groups with -by- processing o Reading various types of data into Stata o Match-merging and appending data

------------------------------------------------- NetCourse 151. Introduction to Stata programming -------------------------------------------------

Course length: 6 weeks (4 lectures) Course dates: January 20 through March 3 Deadline for enrollment: January 19 Cost: $125 Course Leaders: Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire, and Derek Wagner

Prerequisites: Stata 9 installed and working. Basic knowledge of using Stata interactively. Internet web browser installed and working. (Course is platform independent.) Schedule: Lecture 1 January 20 Lecture 2 January 27 One-week break February 2 through February 8 Lecture 3 February 10 Lecture 4 February 17 Closing discussion Course ends March 3

Content: o Organizing analyses o Handling complex datasets o Use of macros o Flow of control o Program arguments o Bootstrapping standard errors o Performing simulations o Parsing program arguments (including the -syntax- command) o ado-file programming

------------------------------------------ NetCourse 152. Advanced Stata programming ------------------------------------------ Course length: 7 weeks (5 lectures) Course dates: January 20 through March 3 Deadline for enrollment: January 19 Cost: $150 Course Leaders: Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire, and Derek Wagner

Prerequisites: Stata 9 installed and working. Internet web browser installed and working. NetCourse 151 or equivalent knowledge. (Course is platform independent.) Schedule: Lecture 1 January 20 Lecture 2 January 27 Lecture 3 January 3 One-week break January 9 through February 15 Lecture 4 February 17 Lecture 5 February 24 Closing discussion Course ends March 10

Content: o The -syntax- command and how it makes parsing command syntax and options almost as easy as writing a syntax diagram, o Estimates and return classes for saving and accessing results, o Setting the estimation sample, o Advanced macro manipulation, o The full range of Stata programming concepts.

---------------- More information ----------------

You can find out more about Stata NetCourses by pointing your web browser to

http://www.stata.com/info/products/netcourse/

-- Kevin Crow, StataCorp kcrow@stata.com * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/


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