Stata Level 1: Fundamentals of Data Analysis
This free online Stata Level 1: Fundamentals of Data Analysis course teaches how to use Stata for data analysis.Publisher: Juan Sebastian Cuervo Sánchez
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This free online Stata Level 1: Fundamentals of Data Analysis on Alison.com has been designed specially to help people at all levels carry out data analysis with ease. Stata is an application software used for carrying out data analysis. This course begins with an introduction to the Stata application, you will be introduced to the course methodologies and understand sections of the Stata application interface. You will also learn how to navigate within the Stata environment. Next, you will be introduced to some of the tools used in Stata, this includes the data editor, the data browse and the help and search tool, you will be shown how to create a working directory for your work, then you will learn how to import various types of data formats in Stata for analysis, this data formats will include text files, excel and CSV files and also how to import Stata databases. You will also be taught how to clear the Stata workspace and how to save your work or analysis.
In this course, you will also be introduced to some basic ways and methods of keeping track of your work, some of the methods include using the do-files, you will be shown how to comment do-files using the asterisk, the double forward-slash, and combined methods. Next, you will learn some key commands used to create and manipulate variables, this will include the generate command which is typed as “gen” in the command window, you will be taught how to rename variables, label and delete variables as well. This free online course further introduces you to various commands that aid in data analysis. They include the tabulate command, and you will learn how to recode variables using the egen command. Finally, you will be shown the various methods and commands used in joining or combining databases in Stata, this includes the merge command, the append, collapse and reshape commands.
Data analysis is a process of refining raw and unfiltered data with the simple goal of gathering useful information and data that will aid or support better decision-making, data analysis is helpful in our daily activities, from analyzing and understanding problems at the business level and providing statistical health reports at the medical level, this free online course has been built to teach both beginners and intermediates how to make simple and complex data analytics with the Stata software, by taking this free online course, you will gain first-hand knowledge and skills necessary to perform data analysis at any level, this course will boost your career and skills as a data analyst, so, what are you waiting for? Try out this course today and acquire new skillsStart Course Now
Setting-up And Loading New Data
Setting-up And Loading New Data - Learning Outcomes
Introduction and Setting Up Stata
Loading new data
Setting-up And Loading New Data - Summary
Tracking Calculations And Data Analysis
Tracking Calculations And Data Analysis - Learning Outcomes
Keeping Track Of Calculations
Working With Datasets
Solving Data Analysis Questions
Tracking Calculations And Data Analysis - Lesson Summary
Joining Databases And Course Wrap-up
Joining Databases And Course Wrap-up - Learning Outcomes
Creating And Joining Databases
Joining Databases And Course Wrap-up - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
- Describe how to Create, and load any type of data format in strata.
- Recall how to create, and modify simple quantitative analysis with any type of database in Stata.
- Differentiate between the main types of windows in Stata.
- Explain the procedures to create or establish a working directory in Stata.
- List and explain the two resources used in keeping track of work in Stata.
- Explain how to import and load various types of data formats in Stata for analysis.
- Recall some basic commands used in Stata and their shortened forms.
- Distinguish between a do file and log files and state when they are used in Stata.
- Explain how to generate and calculate variables using the command egen
- Recollect some of the commands used in combining databases in Stata.
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