Stata: Data manipulation and analysis

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This course covers many of the most commonly used and most useful commands for more complex (and more realistic) data manipulation and analysis.

Some previous experience of Stata is necessary - equivalent to "Stata: Introduction to data access and management". Participants will be guided to work in .do files, and will be expected to follow closely and replicate the work of the Stata instructor.

  • Common elements in setting up a .do file
  • Setting up libraries in syntax using global macros
  • Keeping a .log file
  • Intermediate data manipulation commands (egen, move, order, aorder, tostring, destring)
  • Commands which change the shape of the data (append, merge, reshape, duplicates, collapse, xpose)