The Stata Survival Manual

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Open University Press

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Where do I start? How do I know if I'm asking the right questions? How do I analyze the data once I have it? How do I report the results? When will I ever understand the process? If you are new to using the Stata software, and concerned about applying it to a project, help is at hand. David Pevalin and Karen Robson offer you a step by step introduction to the basics of the software, before gently helping you develop a more sophisticated understanding of Stata and its capabilities.The book will guide you through the research process offering further reading where more complex decisions need to be made and giving 'real world' examples from a wide range of disciplines and anecdotes that clarify issues for readers. The book will help with: Manipulating and organizing data Generating statistics Interpreting results Presenting outputs The Stata Survival Manualis a lifesaver for both students and professionals who are using the Stata software!

Author Biography

David Pevalin is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Essex, and is currently on secondment to the Home Office. He's the author of a number of journal articles in health research and social research and is the co-author of 'A Researcher's Guide to National Statistics', Sage, 2003.

.Karen Robson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University, in Toronto, Canada. Currently she's on research leave from York and is Quantitative Research Officer at the Institute of Education at the University of London. Both Karen and David have been teaching Stata courses for many years.

Table of Contents

About the authors

Getting started with Stata
Data in and out of Stata
Manipulating variables
Manipulating data
Descriptive statistics and graphs
Tables and correlations
Differences in means, medians and proportions
Presenting your results


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