Longitudinal data analysis using Stata®
Last update: Dec 7, 2010Organizer: Metrika Consulting
Date: Saturday May 14, 2011
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The National Institute of Environmental Medicine,
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 52487837
Course descriptionThis course focuses on application of methods for analyzing longitudinal data (help xt). The feature of longitudinal studies is that measurements taken on the same individuals through time are likely to be correlated. Therefore, we will focus on Stata commands that help to describe changes of the response variable over time, and to take into account the correlation structure among repeated measurements. This type of study design encompasses epidemiological follow-up studies as well as clinical trials. The course covers many well-established methods for the analysis of longitudinal data when the response variable is continuous. Models for binary outcome variables are introduced, but not emphasized.
ParticipantsAn introductory course in biostatistics and a good background in linear regression analysis are prerequisites for this course. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows will be assumed. Students will gain the familiarity with Stata by practicing.
Preliminary outline of the course
9:00 - 12:00 Morning Session
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Afternoon Session
The students will have their hands on a keyboard with Stata running troughout the learning sessions. Each learning session will give equal weight to tutorials and practical exercises.
Course materialLecture notes, datasets, exercises, and solutions will be available over the internet for the students.