Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis

ISBN-10: 1412997119
ISBN-13: 9781412997119
Edition: 2012
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Description: ááááUsing Stata for Statistical Analysis is a supplemental text for undergraduate and graduate level courses involving research methods and statistical analysis. The manual will be written so thatáaáwide variety of fields that offer such courses  More...

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List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

ááááUsing Stata for Statistical Analysis is a supplemental text for undergraduate and graduate level courses involving research methods and statistical analysis. The manual will be written so thatáaáwide variety of fields that offer such courses would be able to adopt it.áInstructors most likely to adopt would include sociology, political science, economics, and psychology. These fields share a relatively similar approach to quantitative analysis and are all part of the trend towards using Stata as their primary statistical program.ááááááááLongest proposes to teach the language of Stata from an intuitive perspective, furthering studentsà overall retention, allowing for a student with no experience in statistical software to be able toásit down and be working with data in a very short amount of time.Features and Benefitsáááá-Stata screen shots provided throughout chapters to aid student comprehensionáááá-Examples of commands and procedures using real data from the General Social Survey will be provided.áááá-'A Closer Look' boxes (similar to Frankfort-Nachmias) will provide additional information on more ááá advanced topics.áááá-Self-teaching style will allow novice Stata users ability to complete a basic quantitative research ááá project from start to finish.áááá- Exercises at ends of chapters will have answers provided to help students master Stata

Preface
Motivation and Purpose
About the National Study of Youth and Religion
A Note on Versions
A Note on Notation
References
Acknowledgments
Foundations for Working with Stata
Getting to Know Stata 12
What You See
Getting Started With Data Files
Opening and Saving Stata Data Files
Data Browser and Editor
Entering Your Own Data
Using Different Types of Data Files in Stata
Types of Variables in Data Files
Exercises
The Essentials
Intuition and Stata Commands
The Structure of Stata Commands
Command
Variables
if Statements
Options
Executing a Command Using the Command Window
The 5 Essential Commands
tabulate
summary
generate
replace (if)
recode
Nonessential, Everyday Commands
rename
drop/keep (if)
describe
display
set more off
Summary of Commands Used in This Chapter
Exercises
Do Files and Data Management
What Is a Do File?
Opening and Saving Do Files
Translation From the Command Window
Getting the Most Out of Do Files
Data Management
Working With Labels
Missing Data
Using String Variables
Saving Results
Summary of Commands Used in This Chapter
Exercises
Quantitative Analysis with Stata
Descriptive Statistics
Frequency Distributions
Histograms, Bar Graphs, and Pie Charts
Measures of Central Tendency and Variability
Box Plots
Summary of Commands Used in This Chapter
Exercises
Relationships Between Nominal and Ordinal Variables
Cross-Tabulations
Chi-Square Test
Measures of Association
Elaboration
Multivariate Bar Graphs
Summary of Commands Used in This Chapter
Exercises
Relationships Between Different Measurement Levels
Testing Means
Confidence Intervals
Testing a Specific Value (One-Sample t Test)
Testing the Mean of Two Groups (Independent-Samples t Test)
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Summary of Commands Used in This Chapter
Exercises
Relationships Between Interval-Ratio Variables
Correlation
Scatterplots
Linear Regression
Multiple Linear Regression
Dichotomous (Dummy) Variables and Linear Regression
Summary of Commands Used in This Chapter
Exercises
Enhancing Your Command Repertoire
Stata Help Files
Ways to Search and Access
Structure and Language
Advanced Convenience Commands
tab, gen(newvar)
egen
mark and markout
alpha, gen(newvar)
Summary of Commands Used in This Chapter
Exercises
Appendix: Getting to Know Stata 11
Chapter Exercise Solutions
"How To" Index
About the Author

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