Introductory Statistics Using Stata

This workshop is designed for people who have very little experience with statistics. We strongly recommend that participants view our Basic Data and Research Skills workshop on our Cornell VOD Page. beforehand. We will focus on the basic analyses, procedures and best practices that any researcher should consider when faced with a new dataset. All this will be explored in a hands-on fashion using the statistical software package Stata.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Understanding variable types
  • Encoding and decoding string variables
  • Creating and recoding new variables
  • Exploratory univariate data analysis and summary statistics
  • Bivariate data analysis
  • Graphing and visualizing data
  • Do files

If you intend follow along with the Stata coding during the workshop, please make sure that you have the latest version of Stata installed. The latest version of Stata can be purchased on their website, Researchers can also request a research computing account through the Cornell Center for Social Sciences by visiting