Introduction to STATA-A
The Economics Club at IBA organized its 2nd workshop titled "Introduction to Stata" at the main campus on Friday, March 20th, 2015. Mr. Muhammad Ali Raza, Research Assistant and an MS Economics Student at IBA conducted the workshop. The main theme of the event was to familiarize the students with the popular statistical software Stata. The event, which began at 9.00am and concluded at 5pm, attracted a diverse mix of attendees, ranging from 1st and 2nd year MS Economics students to BBA, MBA and EMBA participants.
The workshop was subdivided into different sections, which ranged from basic introduction to merging and appending different data sets. The trainer, who has previously conducted Stata workshops for Planning Commission of Pakistan and World Bank, took a very relaxed approach to the query of the students that resulted in them enjoying the workshop and actually coming out richer with value added to their analysis skills. The only way to properly learn Stata is through practice but the feedback received by the attendees indicated that they were now more confident in using Stata