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Title Introduction to Stata for epidemiologists
Course number 2796
Program Epidemiologi
Language English
Credits 1.0
Date 2017-09-14 -- 2017-09-15
Responsible KI department Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course This course aims at introducing students to the basics of the statistical software Stata. It focuses on the minimum set of commands students should know for data-management, data-reporting, graphics and basic use of do-files.
Learning outcomes After successfully completing this course you as a student should independently be able to:
- use Stata to open and describe a dataset
- import and export datasets in different formats
- produce tables of descriptive statistics
- count and present table of counts
- provide a graphical presentation of continuous variables
- generate new variables and recode existing variables
- test univariable associations for continuous and categorical data
Contents of the course This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of Stata. It will focus on the minimum set of commands students should know to organize their own work. Specific topics include data-management, data-reporting, graphics and basic use of do-files. By the end of this course, the student should be capable of using Stata independently. As motivating and instructive examples both lectures and exercises will be based on real studies published in top scientific journals.
Teaching and learning activities Lectures and computer exercises using Stata®.
Compulsory elements The individual examination (summative assessment) is compulsory.
Examination Written examination. Students who do not obtain a passing grade in the first examination will be offered a second chance to resubmit the examination within two months of the final day of the course. Students who do not obtain a passing grade at the first two examinations will be given top priority for admission the next time the course is offered.
Literature and other teaching material Juul S, Frydenberg M. An Introduction to Stata for Health Researchers. 3rd ed. College Station, TX: Stata Press, 2010. Useful link: http://www.stata.com/links/resources-for-learning-stata/
Number of students 8 - 25
Selection of students Eligible doctoral students, with required prerequisite knowledge, will be selected based on 1) the relevance of the syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), and 2) date for registration as doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date). To be considered, submit a completed application form. Give all information requested, including a description of current research and motivation for attending, and an account of previous courses taken.
More information The present course covers an introduction to the Stata package and basic commands for data manipulation and presentation. The content on how Stata can be used to manage and analyse epidemiological data is not covered.
Course directors
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Nicola Orsini
Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap

Nicola.Orsini@ki.se
Contact person Marita Larsson
Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap
08-524 801 05
marita.larsson@ki.se