No. 08 - AGRODEP Stata Training

Manuel Barron and Pia Basurto

This Stata overview, created by AGRODEP for its members, presents basic skills and commands that members should be familiar with. Each chapter covers a different topic, and topics range from very basic Stata use to advanced commands. This training tool does not introduce the econometrics associated with the commands, only an overview of how to use specific Stata commands.

AGRODEP members of all skill levels are encouraged to review the materials presented here.


Chapter 1: Introduction to Stata
Intended for members with minimal Stata training. It introduces how to open and use .dta files and .do files and covers basic operators frequently used in Stata such as "if", "or", and "not". Users will also learn to use basic commands including counting and summarizing data.

Chapter 2: Basic Data Management, Graphs, and Log-Files
Intended for users with minimal Stata training. This module covers basic variable generation, data sorting, and graphical analysis. It also gives instructions for creating log files.

Chapter 3: Linear Regressions
Covers basic linear regressions and how to predict values, as well as the creation of dummy and instrumental variables. The basics of exporting regression results into tables are also presented.

Chapter 4: Bivariate Regressions
Introduces probit and logit commands as well as several post regression commands. This module assumes you have a basic working knowledge of Stata.

Chapter 5: Panel Data Regressions
Introduces how to use panel data and run several forms of regressions. This module assumes you have a basic working knowledge of Stata.



Publication date
Source / Citation
Barron, M. and Basurto, P. 2013. Stata Training. AGRODEP Technical Note 08. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.