The objective of this training module is to improve the ability of the trainees to use Stata to generate descriptive statistics and tables from survey data, as well as carry out multiple linear regression analysis of those data. In particular, the course aims to train the participants in the following methods:

  • basic file management such as opening, modifying, and saving files
  • advanced file management such as merging, appending, and aggregating files
  • documenting data files with variable labels and value labels
  • generating new variables using various functions and operations
  • creating tables to describe the distribution of continuous and discrete variables
  • creating tables to describe the relationships between two or more variables
  • using regression analysis to study the impact of various variables on a dependent variable
  • testing hypotheses using statistical methods
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