STATA

STATA is statistical software that is excellent for work with cross-sectional data, time series, panel data and survey data analysis. Using STATA’s data-management features allows you to combine and reshape datasets, manage variables, and collect statistics across groups or replicates. STATA also has advanced tools for managing specialized data such as survival/duration data, time-series data, panel/longitudinal data, categorical data, multiple-imputation data, and survey data.

What Workshops do you offer?

CTRL offers a variety of workshops each semester to train members of the AU community in the software that it supports. Examples of workshops we have offered in the past can be seen below, and you can follow the link to view our current schedule. If you are interested receiving training that is not listed in our regular workshop schedule, please contact us by email to request an appointment.

Introduction to STATA: Provides a basic understanding of how STATA works, how to use simple statistical methods to analyze data, how to make graphs and how to perform simple regression analysis.

Intermediate STATA: Is designed to demonstrate more advanced commands and to show how binary choice models can be assessed using STATA. It also teaches the participants how to merge and collapse datasets, how to handle string variables, how to generate new variables using the egen command, and finally how to estimate and interpret binary choice models’ regressions

Advanced STATA, Time Series: This workshop is designed to give an introduction to the analysis of time series (repeated measures) data in STATA. Attendees will learn to check data to ensure that it meets the assumptions of a time series analysis (includes test for stationary and serial autocorrelation), learn about some options for modifying data that does not meet those requirement, and learn how to run a regression with time series data. Though we will be teaching specific STATA codes, this is an advanced workshop, and it assumes attendees are generally comfortable using STATA.

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How can I get support using STATA for research or for class?

  • In-Class Tutorials (standard or custom tailored, request)

Campus Availability

If you want staff to immediately assist you with STATA, come to the Research Applications and Methods Center during our regular hours. If you have a complex problem, please contact us by phone (202-885-3862) or email to set-up an appointment, otherwise, just drop in!

STATA can be accessed in the following campus computer labs:

Virtual Computing Lab
Anderson Computing Cluster
Kreeger Lab
SPA Lab

STATA is also available for use on AU’s High Performance Cluster. This requires special permissions to use.

Availability for Installation

STATA is available for access by any member of the AU community through the AU Apps.

If you are working on a PC desktop (i.e. a computer that is hard-wired into the AU network at all times) you can run STATA off of the U: Drive. Just make a shortcut to the following address on your desktop: U:\Stata15 IC\Stata-64.exe

When you access that file, it will open up an edition of STATA that is running on our local server.