The course will be taught by Mehmet Mehmetoglu, who is a Professor of Research Methods in the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His research interests include consumer psychology, evolutionary psychology and statistical methods. Mehmet has developed several Stata packages including MEDSEM, a special Stata package for statistical mediation analysis. He has also written the book “Applied Statistics Using Stata: A Guide for the Social Sciences“, together with Tor Georg Jakobsen.
The course will welcome you with a goody-bag that includes copies of the slides, the Stata models and code, as well as electronic access to the book “Applied Statistics Using Stata: A Guide for the Social Sciences“, co-authored by Mehmet. You will need a computer with Stata version 16 (or 15).
This is an introductory course, so no prior knowledge is required. When the course is finished, you will:
- have a solid understanding of how to use linear regression for analysing different types of data.
- have a very good knowledge of related Stata commands and user-written packages.
- be able to use linear regression to learn several other related techniques (e.g., SEM).
Is this the first time you will be using Stata? Then this course is for you! The course will include an introduction to Stata and will then cover a further 6 topics that make up the building blocks for a wide variety of analyses: