A new Stata data management tool that can be used to examine the content of complex narrative-text variables to identify one or more user-defined keywords. The command is useful when dealing with string data contaminated with abbreviations, typos, or mistakes. A rich set of options allows a direct translation from the original narrative string to a user-defined standard coding scheme. Moreover, screening is flexible enough to facilitate the merging of information from different sources and to extract or reorganize the content of string variables. It was written together with my PhD colleague Domenico Depalo.

You may install the command by typing findit screening in your Stata command bar.
Click here to access the Stata Journal paper.

HTH,
Federico

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