Biomedical statistics and Epidemiology for Health Researchers (STATA)

Course Details:

Dates : 07-May-2018 to 11-May-2018
Duration : 5 Days (8:30am - 4:30pm)
Venue : The Stanley Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Charges : KES 62,500 + 16% VAT

This is a hands on practical learning course in which NGO staff members, health researchers and humanitarian organizations will be introduced to the fundamentals of data capture, management, analysis and generating of reports from humanitarian surveys using the STATA software.

The course will blend data management and analysis with statistical inferences related to study designs on data collected from humanitarian surveys. Participants are encouraged to come to the course with data sets from previous surveys for purposes of using them practically to demonstrate data cleaning routines, data management, analysis, graphics and generation of reports from such data sets.

This course will integrate active and participatory learning approaches and assignments, with an emphasis on reflective and collaborative learning. Further participants will be required to actively participate in small group discussions. The maximum number of course participants is 12


On completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform basic and advanced data management routines on survey data sets
  • Perform explanatory data analysis tasks with easy
  • Create univariate and bivariate graphs / charts
  • Carry out classical tests of hypothesis and draw clear inferences and conclusion to them
  • Perform non-parametric tests and draw conclusions
  • Come up with linear and logistic regression models, tests their validity, make conclusions and use such models to make prediction about the general population.
  • Relate the inferences made and know their implications specifically to humanitarian crisis


This is a 5 days’ workshops


The Stanley Hotel, Nairobi (CBD)


This course content has been broken into sections each of which covers a reasonable content to enable participants connect and progress successively in the next section.

DAY 1: Monday

Managing and manipulating data

  • Stata windows
  • Using Stata as a calculator
  • Data capture
  • Viewing Stata data sets (browse and list commands)
  • Create new variables (generate command)
  • Create new variables (egen command)
  • Duplicate existing variables (clonvar command)
  • Replace contents of an existing variable
  • Label utilities

DAY 2: Tuesday

Transforming and restructuring data sets

  • Assign numeric codes to string labels (encode and recode)
  • Transform a continuous / discrete variable into categories
  • Drop value labels (decode command)
  • Create indicator variables
  • Fill in missing values
  • Duplicate observations
  • Important commands in data cleaning
  • Restructure data sets
  • Creating subsets from an existing data set

DAY 3: Wednesday

Explanatory Data Analysis (EDA) for survey data sets

  • Univariate numerical summaries
  • Cross tabulation
  • Introduction to graphics and plots
  • Univariate graphics and charts
  • Bivariate graphics and charts
  • Plotting mathematical / statistical functions

DAY 4: Thursday

Point Estimation and hypothesis Testing in humanitarian surveys

  • t-tests
  • Analysis of variance
  • Non-parametric tests of hypothesis
  • Chi Square tests of association

DAY 5: Friday

Correlation and Regression

  • Correlation analysis
  • Linear Regression
  • Binary Logistic regression

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If you want the training done at your organization premises, please contact us for further inquiries.


  • A working laptop
  • Stata software installed (we will provide a short Stata small version license to those without the software)


The fee for this 5 days’ course is KES 62,500 plus 16% VAT. Organizations registering at least 3 participants will get a 16% discount.

The cost includes: writing material, tea and snacks, drinking water and lunch but does NOT include accommodation and travel expenses.


Interested participants should apply for the course by filling the contact us form at:

OR contacting the training facilitator:

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  • Mobile: +254 721 462 424


We require that all payments be made through the bank. Below are the bank payment details for the CENTRE FOR MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH. Please retain a copy of your bank payment slip for purposes of future reference. Cheques should be addressed to CENTRE FOR MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH.

Account Number 1153831880