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Introduction to Stata (MT)

Thu 12 Oct - Fri 13 Oct 2023


The course will provide students with an introduction to the popular and powerful statistics package Stata. Stata is commonly used by analysts in both the social and natural sciences, and is the statistics package used most widely by the SSRMP. You will learn:

  • How to open and manage a dataset in Stata
  • How to recode variables
  • How to select a sample for analysis
  • The commands needed to perform simple statistical analyses in Stata
  • Where to find additional resources to help you as you progress with Stata

The course is intended for students who already have a working knowledge of statistics - it's designed primarily as a ""second language"" course for students who are already familiar with another package, perhaps R or SPSS. Students who don't already have a working knowledge of applied statistics should look at courses in our Basic Statistics Stream.

Target audience
  • Postgraduate students and staff
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here

This course is intended for students with very little or no previous experience of Stata.

  • The module requires preferably basic knowledge in statistics (descriptive statistics, linear regression) but it fits for students with no background in statistics.
  • You must have enrolled on the module's Moodle course page.
  • Students should complete the pre-recorded lecture material available on Moodle before attending each corresponding live session.

Number of sessions: 4

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 12 Oct 2023   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 SSRMP pre-recorded lecture(s) on Moodle   Jamelia Harris
2 Thu 12 Oct 2023   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 University Centre, Hicks Room map Jamelia Harris
3 Fri 13 Oct 2023   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 SSRMP pre-recorded lecture(s) on Moodle   Jamelia Harris
4 Fri 13 Oct 2023   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 University Centre, Hicks Room map Jamelia Harris

The student will be self-sufficient and able to explore Stata further by themselves in future.


Course attendees will learn how to open and manage their data, produce simple tables and figures, and conduct basic statistical analyses in Stata using the software's statistical language.


Presentation and practicals

List of Reading Materials/Useful Web Resources

Stata Publications:
Stata user’s guide:
Stata YouTube channel:


There may be an online open-book test at the end of the module; for most students, the test is not compulsory.


Moodle is the 'Virtual Learning Environment' (VLE) that the SSRMP uses to deliver online courses.

SSRMP lecturers use Moodle to make teaching resources available before, during, and/or after classes, and to make announcements and answer questions.

For this reason, it is vital that all SSRMP students enrol onto and explore their course Moodle pages once booking their SSRMP modules via the UTBS, and that they do so before their module begins. Moodle pages for modules should go live around a week before the module commences, but some may be made visible to students, earlier.

For more information, and links to specific Moodle module pages, please visit our website


This module runs twice each year - once in Michaelmas Term, and once in Lent.

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