This LibGuide is intended for students taking ECON 4370 who are doing original research, creating a model, and testing a hypothesis –– and/or for those students searching for data sources to be used for modeling in Stata or other software programs.
If you find Stata to be challenging to use at first, don't worry: nothing is wrong with you. Like any other unfamiliar software product, mastering Stata takes a lot of practice. Despite your brief time enrolled this course, you will still learn Stata basics (and more!) that you need to complete your assignment as well as familiarize yourself the best software used by economists. In case you need some additional help resources, I have listed some good ones to get you started and to take you through the process.
Brief introduction to Stata's interface, basic commands, and inputting data in a text-based tutorial from the Social Science Computing Cooperative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more advanced commands, please see Stata for Researchers.
If you are looking for a more advanced text-based tutorial after using Stata for Students, use this tutorial, also brought to you by the Social Computing Cooperative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You will learn more advanced commands here.
Scroll-down or PDF version of an excellent tutorial created by Rodríguez, Senior Research Demographer (2019, emeritus) at Princeton University's Office of Population Research. This tutorial contains similar information to the UW-Madison ones, although you should try both to see which works best for you. Also check out his website: https://data.princeton.edu/
**See previous link for direct access to YouTube.**
It may be helpful to use Stata's own list of links to their video tutorials as a guide to their YouTube channel. Kind of like a table of contents to help guide you.