Gentle Introduction to Stata, 2nd Edition

ISBN-10: 1597180432
ISBN-13: 9781597180436
Edition: 2nd 2008
Authors: Alan C. Acock
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Description: Providing the basic collection of statistical procedures used by social scientists, A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Second Editionpresents the fundamental tools to learn Stata. The book begins with showing how to enter and manage data as well as  More...

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Book details

List price: $83.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: StataCorp LP
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 333
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Providing the basic collection of statistical procedures used by social scientists, A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Second Editionpresents the fundamental tools to learn Stata. The book begins with showing how to enter and manage data as well as perform basic descriptive statistics and graphical analysis. It then examines standard statistical procedures from a ttest, nonparametric tests, measures of association, multiple regression, and logical regression. The book ends with guidelines for future work and advanced topics. This learning source is an excellent introduction for those with little statistical software experience while also a useful reference for more knowledgeable statisticians by offering a detailed index of commands.

Alan Acock (Ph.D., Washington State University) is Professor and former Chair of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. He has also taught at Louisiana State University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Southern California. Alan has published 4 books, 20 book chapters, and 120 articles. He is a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations, a winner of the Reuben Hill Award, several awards for teaching, and his book on Family Diversity and Well-Being received the 1995 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book. Alan has held elected offices in the American Sociological Association and the National Council on Family Relations. His substantive research has been on the effects of family structure on the well-being of family members and on intergenerational relations. He is currently investigating the effects of fathers returning to families after incarceration. He has served on editorial boards of several substantive journals including the Journal of Marriage and Family. His methodological research has focused on structural equation modeling and missing values. He is currently writing a book on Stata. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Structural Equation Modeling.

List of Tables
List of Figures
Getting started
Entering data
Preparing data for analysis
Working with commands, do-files, and results
Descriptive statistics and graphs for one variable
Statistics and graphs for two categorical variables
Tests for one or two means
Bivariate regression and correlation
Analysis of variance
Multiple regression
Logistic regression
Measurement, reliability, and validity
Appendix: What's next?
References
Author index
Subject index

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