MEAFA's Stata Expertise
MEAFA specialises in providing research training for quantitative analysis using Stata, at different levels:
- Locally: We service the The University of Sydney Business School, through the annual PhD unit of study, Applied Quantitative Methods Using Stata, which is also available for invited CEMS PhD candidates. In addition, we offer tailored discipline-specific training on request, such as the workshop on Applied Quantitative Analysis Using Stata for Work and Organisational Studies.
- Nationally: The annual Professional Development Workshop on Quantitative Analysis Using Stata, is aimed for social science researchers (see the 2008 and the 2009 workshops). MEAFA also provides consulting to academia, the private industry and public sector, such as the 5-day Workshop on Applied Quantitative Analysis Using Stata for the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.
- Internationally: Our international research training activities are materialised mainly through structural cross-institutional research training with international centres of excellence, and other international research training networks. We are in close collaboration with the EU-wide network INTACCT to which we have delivered a course for INTACCT PhD students at the CentER, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and we have scheduled a 3-year research training program with the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD), the UK. In addition, our Stata resources are part of the syllabus for PhD training at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Busines, the University of Manheim, Germany, School of Economics and Management, Beihang University (BUAA), China, and at the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International (CERDI), France.
The manual Introduction to Stata and the Management of Data is available for PC versions 9 and 10. This manual has proven to be a big hit worldwide, with more than 1,000 requests from 75 countries/sovereign states. The manual for v.11 will not be released because StataPress has approached Demetris Christodoulou to write a book on Using Stata for Financial Research and some of the material from this manual will also appear updated in the book.
Stata video tutorials
The video tutorials are designed to give a gentle introduction to Stata for beginners.
Stata graphsThe examples of Stata graphs are of varying difficulty, with an emphasis on using simple programming for enhancing data visualisation.
Stata code from journal publications
Soon, we hope to release Stata code that was used in published journal articles.