So you wanna be a STATA monkey?


stata_logo_blueEver dream of becoming a hardcore statahead, effortlessly crunching any amount of data that happens to come your way?

Well, you’re in luck. Longtime friend of the blog Dorothy Kronick is teaching just that course at IESA this summer. Ask your boss to pay for it!

Details after the jump.

Conocimientos avanzados en STATA para el manejo de bases de datos 
01 al 13 de julio 2013

El análisis de datos estadísticos se ha convertido en una práctica fundamental en numerosos contextos: empresas que requieren entender el comportamiento de sus mercados, equipos de investigadores en universidades, organismos multilaterales (CAF, BID), entes gubernamentales y Think-Tanks, entre otros.

Este curso está hecho para analistas e investigadores, con el propósito de aumentar su productividad mediante el uso de herramientas de manipulación, análisis y visualización de datos. No se requiere conocimiento previo de STATA, asímismo, será de enorme utilidad a profesionales con cierta experiencia en el programa.

Dictado por: 
Dorothy Kronick, candidata de Doctorado en Ciencias Políticas en la Universidad de Stanford. MA economía 2013 de la Universidad de Stanford. Ha sido investigadora invitada del Centro Internacional de Energía y Ambiente del IESA.

Va dirigido a:

Profesionales dedicados a la investigación orientados a temas económicos, políticos y sociales
  • Equipos de investigación de mercados en empresas que requieren analizar grandes cantidades de información
  • Estudiantes universitarios con inclinación al análisis de políticas públicas, consultoría empresarial e investigación, o fase de preparación de trabajos de grado


  • Introducción, el espacio de trabajo STATA. Do-Files, importación de datos, realizando gráficas simples
  • Visualización de distribuciones univariadas
  • Agregación y transformación datos
  • Ponderaciones de encuestas: comparación de variables entre olas de encuestas
  • Manejo de grandes bases de datos
  • Integración de bases de datos: strings de concordancia imperfecta
  • Extracción de datos de archivos PDF y otros formatos difíciles
  • Análisis de strings y fechas
  • Composición tipográfica en LaTeX

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  1. What are the student discount options for a license of Stata? Here in Michigan, Ann Arbor you pay $54 for a student license, and $32 for an SPSS/Amos annual license.

  2. Stata is very good and has a strong community of active users publishing scripts under the open source guidance. A better option, in my opinion, is R, which also has a strong community of users (I dare say stronger than the Stata’s community) and is free of charge. Recently, there has been libraries added for doing structural equation modeling in R.

  3. Stata is used a lot in the public policy world, but the real deal is SAS. Virtually every fortune 500 company uses this software as it is much better in terms of data management.

    • SAS is King of the Mountain especially when crunching data. However, Stata is more on the frontier of statistics with modules on just about anything. SAS tends to be a decade behind the curve in getting new procedures out.

  4. This post officially sets this site as candidate for the Nerdie´s Award 2013 for the nerdiest blogs in the entire blogospher 😉

  5. Really? Stata ? Sorry But Stata is more expensive for not Michigan Student…I have the “pleasure to really wanted to try my pokes my eyes out …thanks to Stata!!! I was nerd…not anymore after suffering under IT

  6. Nice. And yet it would be nice if it were R. Stata has the filters/importing mechanisms for all kinds of file types, for which you will need to use extra filters or extensions in the case of R, but R is open source, free, and is pretty good for doing some stuff like Bayesian analysis.

    • I am officially a nerd…Yes but Stata is used way too much in poli-science. They love their do files, and the data sets, and their dummy variables…in summary how to cry with your data set if Stata is just not working


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