Data Analysis Using Stata: Data Management and Analysis
Event Date(s): June 6-7, 2012
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: W13 Machmer Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Description: Researchers across the social sciences routinely use quantitative methods to generate knowledge. Mastery of statistical software packages such as Stata is a critical component of this knowledge generation. In this workshop, attendees will gain important tools to address some of the challenges social science scholars face when conducting quantitative analyses using Stata. They include:
- data management and do-file programming (including appending and merging);
- analytical dataset selection and construction;
- creation and presentation of descriptive statistics;
- special problems in data analysis (e.g., missing data, scale construction, and effect coding); and
- regression problems and tricks (non-linear and interaction effects).
There will also be opportunities for attendees to practice some of these techniques in a computer lab. This workshop is appropriate for scholars who are familiar with Stata and with interpreting basic statistics but require more advanced skills and techniques to conduct their own work.
David Cort is Assistant Professor of Sociology. His training and expertise are in social stratification, social demography, and quantitative methodology. His research articles routinely employ advanced techniques such as linear and non-linear dependent variables, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, and hierarchical linear models. These articles have appeared in social science journals such as Social Science Research,International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. He also contributes to the statistical training of sociology graduate students by regularly teaching Soc. 711 & Soc. 712, the department’s graduate statistics sequence, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Heather Cassidy is Data Manager for SADRI. She has seven years experience as a certified tutor through the National Tutoring Association and has also served as a teaching assistant. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Computational Mathematics.
Fees: Faculty: $150/Graduate Students: $75 (Lunch will be provided both days.)