Stata Fast Track Workshop


Applications are now closed for this event and successful applicants will be notified by 11th February 2014.

This two-day workshop will provide an intensive 'fast-track' introduction to Stata led by Professor Vernon Gayle from the University of Edinburgh.

It is intended for people who have no prior experience of the package.

Course Summary:
The course will run over two days with refreshments, and lunch provided on each day.
The course will involve short professional demonstrations followed by participants practising in short sessions throughout the day. The following topics will be covered :-

  • Setting Up Stata
  • Loading Data Files into Stata
  • Summary Statistics
  • Cross-tabulations
  • Metric and Categorical Variables
  • Correlations
  • Linear Regression
  • Logistic Regression Models
  • Multinomial Logistic Regression Models
  • Data Management
  • Graphing Data

The course is appropriate for people with some experience of data analysis who wish to use Stata. 

View a programme for the workshop.

Criteria for selection:
All participants must be competent in the use of a PC and the Windows environment. They should also be familiar with social science survey data analysis.    Participants must not be reluctant to work using syntax (rather than through menus).  Participants must indicate what they wish to achieve from the course and how they plan to employ the techniques that will be taught.

Course costs:
This training course is offered free of charge to doctoral students registered on a social science degree programme at a Scottish University or to doctoral students studying at an ESRC-funded DTC (see above).

Remaining places will be open to others for a fee:

Doctoral students studying at a non-DTC institution £60
Academic staff, ESRC funded researchers and UK registered charitable organisations £120
Others £440

Please note that AQMeN can only accept payment for training via the University of Edinburgh ePay system.  We are unable to issue invoices or accept cheques for payment.  All credit card payments must be received a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the course and are non-refundable. Payment should not be made until you have received confirmation that you have been allocated a place on the course.

Application process:
There are 18 places available on the course and places will be allocated following a process of application. Priority will be given to doctoral students enrolled in a social science degree programme at any Scottish University or to doctoral students studying at an ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre.  Remaining places will be offered to other doctoral students, academic staff, researchers and non-academics who have submitted an application.

To apply for this event, a completed on-line application form should be submitted to by 12 noon on Friday 31st January 2014.  Successful applicants will be notified by 5pm on Tuesday 11th February.

Please note that in order to be eligible to attend this course you must be a member of AQMeN.  Membership is free and non-members who wish to apply can register here.

Travel and accommodation bursaries:
Doctoral students registered on a social science degree programme at a Scottish university or at an ESRC-funded DTC may be eligible to claim travel and/or accommodation costs to attend.

In order to be eligible for a bursary you must reside outside Edinburgh and attend a university outside Edinburgh.  Reimbursement can only take place if you follow the reimbursement process detailed below and bursaries for eligible students will be capped at the following rates:

Travel time (by rail) from Edinburgh  Maximum Travel Contribution  Accommodation Contribution
 Up to 1 hour (travelling each day)  2 return trips @£20/trip = £40  NIL
 Up to 1 hour (with accommodation during event)  1 return trip @£20/trip = £20  To be confirmed
 Up to 2 hours  1 return trip @£30/trip = £30   To be confirmed
 Over 2 hours  1 return trip @£60/trip = £60  To be confirmed





Any contribution towards accommodation costs will be confirmed closer to the event.

Reimbursement process:
Students are responsible for arranging travel and/or accommodation (if applicable) themselves and will only be reimbursed upon presentation of original receipts (no photocopies or credit card receipts will be accepted) and completion of the relevant expense claim form which will be provided post-event.

AQMeN will not reimburse the following costs (unless agreed prior to the event):

  • Mileage
  • First class travel
  • Meals or room service
  • Inter-city travel (e.g. buses to and from event venue)
  • Taxi fares
  • Credit card fees
  • Sundries (e.g.wireless internet access or newspapers at accommodation)

All expense claims and receipts must be received by the AQMeN office no later than 2 weeks following the last day of the event in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

By applying for this course, you are expected to attend for the full duration.  Failure to attend all sessions (unless by prior agreement with the AQMeN core team) may result in a charge of £50 per day of the course missed, non-reimbursement of expenses and ineligibility to be  considered for future AQMeN training courses and events.

If after receiving an allocated place on the course you are no longer able to attend, you must notify AQMeN as soon as possible to allow the place to be offered to someone on the waiting list.  Failure to do so may result in a charge of £50 per day of the course, non-reimbursement of expenses and ineligibility to be  considered for future AQMeN training courses and events.

If you have any questions regarding the course, please feel free to contact or + 44 (0) 131 650 2105  


Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 09:30 to Friday, March 7, 2014 - 17:00
Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue