Introduction to Stata

1 Day Course:  Tuesday, 3rd December 2019


1-day course: Tuesday, 3rd December 2019


Start:  The course will start at 9am, with regestration and refreshments.

Finish:  The course is expected to finish at 4:30pm.


£199 - Early Bird Rate, for confirmed bookings received on or before 11pm on Thursday, 3rd October 2019.

£299 - Standard Rate, for confirmed bookings received on or before 11pm on Tuesday, 19th November 2019, or up until the closing date or when the course reaches full capacity, whichever is soonest.

Booking and Payment:

This course is live on our Online Store, and we are currently taking bookings.

All of our ScHARR Short Course Bookings are processed through our Online Store, where all of our ScHARR short course bookings are initially processed. Payment is by Credit/Debit Card or PayPal and via Invoice (purchase order required).

If your employer are paying your fees, and they would prefer to be invoiced, then please ensure you select the Invoice option, and provide details of the purchase order during your booking.  Please also forward a copy of the actual Purchase Order to  NB:  Bookings are not fully confirmed until receipt of purchase order is received.

If you have any queries relating to fees and payment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bookings will automatically close at 11pm on Tuesday, 19th November 2019.

If you have any queries relating to fees and payment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Accommodation and Meals:

The course fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day of this one day course. 

If you have any particular dietary or access requirements then please contact the Short Course Unit with your requirements at the time of booking.

NB:  Accommodation is not included.

We do however have a preferential rate of £70 for our delegates at Halifax Hall, or £50 per night at our Jonas Hotel, which is situated behind Halifax Hall.  Details of how to book this, are provided automatically upon receipt of your booking

For further details please contact Karen Holden at or by telephone +44 (0) 114 222 2698.


The University of Sheffield

Hicks Building

226 Hounsfield Rd


S3 7RH


For further information, please contact the Short Course Unit via email at or call +44 (0)114 222 2968.

Course Overview

This one-day course provides a basic overview of the uses and functions of the
statistical software Stata, which includes:

  • Understanding the Stata interface(s)
  • Reading in data, and data manipulation
  • Help files and do files
  • Basic statistical analyses and graph production

Who should attend this course?

This course is aimed at individuals with little or no experience in Stata (or those
who have only used the drop-down system within Stata and wish to transition
to the coding language). The delivery of this course is through live
demonstration, with intermittent practical activities throughout the course to
reinforce understanding. A basic knowledge of statistics is advantageous, but
not essential.


After this course you should be able to:

  • Know the different windows, benefits and limitations of Stata
  • Import data and plot graphs in Stata
  • Create/ modify variables when needed
  • Utilise basic commands to analyse your data
  • Know how to proceed if/when you get stuck in the future

Course Materials

Course Materials will be provided via a Delegate Course Website approximately 1 week prior to the course start date. Hard copies of exercises will be provided throughout the course as necessary. Hard copies of PowerPoint presentations will not be provided, but these can be printed by delegates before the start of the course via the Delegate Course Website.


Dan Green, is the course leader for this NEW ScHARR Short Course.