Understanding and applying new statistical techniques can be intimidating. There are various integrated statistical software packages which can help. Stata is one of the most popular software packages being used in the world for statistical analysis. It is very agile and easy to use, automate, allows to perform data manipulation, visualization, and modeling for large data sets.
This is a beginner level Stata course providing a comprehensive introduction to Stata and its various uses in modern data analysis along with some theoretical understanding of statistics in real life. You will assess the various alternatives that Stata provides in manipulating, exploring, modelling, and visualizing complex types of data. The theoretical underpinnings in the course along with software understanding will allow you explore the practical application and interpretation of generally used statistical techniques such as distributional and correlational analysis on real-life data. You will also review concepts and develop criteria for the application of impact assessment techniques and instruments. Each lesson will demonstrate the strengths of the software and provide a firm foundation for performing own quantitative analysis.
This course is for professionals and researchers who work in the public or private sphere in the design, implementation, or evaluation of public policies. For this course, the you are expected to have some basic knowledge in statistics. Knowledge of econometrics is good but not essential.
- Practice evidence-based policy making and formulate research questions using real world data, mainly of Pakistan
- Produce meaningful descriptive statistics and informative graphs
- Become familiar with the Stata statistical software and learn how to use Stata for the most common data analysis tasks, including,cleaning, transforming, summarizing and visualizing data.
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MSc in Development Economics, University of Oxford
BSc (Hons) in Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Teaching Fellow at School of Education, LUMS
Course Fee: PKR 15,000/-
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