Prerequisites: Graduate Status.
In actual research, datasets require some work to get them ready for statistical analysis. This class covers this data management step of a statistical analysis, where the data management is performed in the Stata statistical software. Topics include: getting data into Stata, creating and recoding variables, data cleaning such as removing invalid scores, merging files, assigning labels to variables and values, and reshaping datasets. It also teaches some basic computer programming constructs, such as: operators, functions, looping, if statements, and passing arguments to your own Stata programs. Finally, it covers creating scientific graphs of the quality required for submission to manuscripts.