Introduction/Data Management in Stata

This class will provide a hands-on introduction to Stata and introduce common data management techniques You will learn how to navigate Stata’s graphical user interface, create log files, and import data from a variety of software packages. We will also share tips for getting started with Stata including the creation and organization of do-files, examining descriptive statistics, and managing data and value labels.

Data management topics covered include basic data manipulation commands such as: recoding variables, creating new variables, working with missing data, and generating variables based on complex selection criteria. Participants will be introduced to strategies for merging datasets (adding both variables and observations), and collapsing datasets.

Prerequisite: This workshop is designed for individuals who have little or no experience using Stata software.

This workshop is free for HBS researchers, with priority given to faculty. Sign up by clicking the appropriate event/time at the right.

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This workshop is being conducted in partnership with the Data Science Services group at IQSS.