Learning goals

  1. Increase students’ understanding of and confidence with basic statistical concepts.
  2. Build students’ programming intuition and data management skills.
  3. Encourage collaboration and camaraderie among the graduate student cohort.
  4. Bring the grad school hidden curriculum out into the open.


Monday, September 13: 10 am - 1 pm PT, on Zoom

Tuesday, September 14: 10 am - 4 pm PT, in McClatchy Hall

Wednesday, September 15: 10 am - 1 pm PT, on Zoom

Thursday, September 16: 10 am - 1 pm PT, on Zoom

Friday, September 17: 1 pm - 4 pm PT, in McClatchy Hall

*Check Slack and email for Zoom links and room numbers.


Amy Johnson (aljohnson@stanford.edu) & Cat Sanchez (catsan@stanford.edu).

Modules and materials

Module 1: mindset, descriptive vs. inferential statistics, exponents & logarithms

Module 2: workflow, backup software

Stata Workshop

Module 3: probability, graphing in Stata

Module 4: variables, prediction equations

Module 5: goal setting, hidden curriculum, matrix algebra and calculus basics

Wish you could have bootcamp all year? Check out this tip sheet for a summary of Stata commands, coding best practices, and advice for the methods sequence and navigating Stanford Sociology.