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Introduction to Sequence Analysis using Stata

The workshop offers participants an introduction to sequence analysis using the user written sequence analysis package of commands developed for Stata. Sequence analysis, which has its roots in biomedical research, has of recent become increasing used in social sciences to study a wide variety of ordered social phenomena, such as; life course development, career development and labour market or employment histories. Researchers studying social networks, implement sequence analysis to model whole networks evolve over time. Social network epidemiologists use sequence analysis to model social contact in order to increase their understanding of how a disease spreads.

 

Sequence analysis aims to find similarities between sequences, or to detect typical sequences. Similarities between sequences may arise from common causes (common ancestors), or due to causal relationships between the sequences. It does not however, focus on the relationships of the elements within the sequences, rather it is a description of the characteristics of the entire sequences. Although sequences usually refer to phenomena that are ordered temporally (events or states that unfold over a period of time), a sequence may also reflect spatial order, preference order, hierarchical order, logical order, or other types of order.

 

A variety of techniques have been designed to describe, quantify, and predict sequences, this course focuses on both the graphical analysis of sequences and the calculation of both sequence statistics (descriptive measures of various characteristics of sequences) and sequence similarity statistics (measures of similarity or dissimilarity between sequences.  Sequence statistics and similarity statistics  can then  be incorporated into subsequent analyses – such as regression models, cluster analysis or multidimensional scaling.

In common with TStat’s Workshop philosophy, each individual session, is composed of both a theoretical component (in which the techniques and underlying principles behind them are explained), and an applied (hands-on) segment, during which participants have the opportunity to implement the techniques using real data under the watchful eye of the course tutor. Throughout the Workshop, theoretical sessions are reinforced by case study examples, in which the course tutor discusses current research issues, highlighting potential pitfalls and the advantages of individual techniques. The intuition behind the choice and implementation of a specific technique is of the utmost importance. In this manner, course leaders are able to bridge the “often difficult” gap between abstract theoretical methodologies, and the practical issues one encounters when dealing with real data.

Participants should have a computer or laptop with Stata 13 or higher.
They should have a connection to the Internet and write access to Stata’s Ado-Directory (by default c:/ado)

The workshop provide a hands on introductory course to techniques to analyze sequences and to Stata’s SQ-Ados, focusing on the following aspects of sequence analysis:

 

Types of sequences
Data Management for sequence data
Descriptive Statistics
Visualization
Sequence Similarity
Grouping

 

Throughout the course of the workshop, a broader concept of the term sequences, which includes  both “words” and sequences of job positions, will be analyzed.

The Workshop is expected in Rome the 18th of November 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

LOCATION: Hotel Diana Roof Garden ♦ Via Principe Amedeo, 4 ♦ 00185 Rome

 

The number of participants is limited to 15. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Registration fee ♦ € 350,00
Student / Graduate Student ♦ € 227,50

 

All prices are exclusive of VAT. VAT is applied at the current Italian rate of 22%.

 

The course fee covers:
Course materials (copies of lecture slides, databases and Stata routines used during the workshop) and a temporary licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the beginning of the course; light lunch and coffee break.
Individuals interested in attending the workshop must return their completed registration forms either by email (corsi@tstat.it) or by fax (+39 0864 206014) to TStat by the 5th of November, 2016.


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The workshop offers participants an introduction to sequence analysis using the user written sequence analysis package of commands developed for Stata. Sequence analysis, which has its roots in biomedical research, has of recent become increasing used in social sciences to study a wide variety of ordered social phenomena, such as; life course development, career development and labour market or employment histories. Researchers studying social networks, implement sequence analysis to model whole networks evolve over time. Social network epidemiologists use sequence analysis to model social contact in order to increase their understanding of how a disease spreads.