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Stata Training

Following on from the recent Stata training, Andrew Dalton and Robert De Vries have some advice for those who would like to learn more.

Books
An Introduction to Stata for Health Researchers, Svend Juul. Pub, Stata Press 2006
This is a useful book; covering from what Stata is/ does, syntax, basic commands etc, it then goes into some basic analysis and frames it in a way relevant to epidemiology. Around 10 of the 18 chapters are focused on introducing Stata making it a very good piece for the beginner.

Statistics with Stata (Updated for Version 10), Lawrence C. Hamilton. Pub, Cenage 2009
This book tries to explain how many of the techniques in an introductory statistical text book can be applied in Stata.

A Gentle Introduction to Stata, 2nd Edition, Alan A. Alcock. Pub, Stata Press 2008
This book spends more time explaining the elements of Stata prior to any analysis, then briefly some simple statistics.

Other resources
There are a large number of very useful online resources relevant to Stata, for example by searching the internet for “introduction to Stata” you will come across many PDF/ PowerPoint presentations outlining Stata.  Many of the books in this area are expensive, so I would recommend seeing what help is available online first, before buying any books. From experience this is how most of us learned to use Stata. A few examples are-

http://goo.gl/67NE

http://goo.gl/yGUU

http://goo.gl/xnFJ

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