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Stata: A Really Short Introduction by Felix BittmannStata is one of the most popular statistical software in the world and suited for all kinds of users, from absolute beginners to experienced veterans. This book offers a clear and concise introduction to the usage and the workflow of Stata. Included topics are importing and managing datasets, cleaning and preparing data, creating and manipulating variables, producing descriptive statistics and meaningful graphs as well as central quantitative methods, like linear (OLS) and binary logistic regressions and matching. Additional information about diagnostical tests ensures that these methods yield valid and correct results that live up to academic standards. Furthermore, users are instructed how to export results that can be directly used in popular software like Microsoft Word for seminar papers and publications. Lastly, the book offers a short yet focussed introduction to scientific writing, which should guide readers through the process of writing a first quantitative seminar paper or research report. The book underlines correct usage of the software and a productive workflow which also introduces aspects like replicability and general standards for academic writing. While absolute beginners will enjoy the easy to follow pointandclick interface, more experienced users will benefit from the information about dofiles and syntax which makes Stata so popular. Lastly, a wide range of usercontributed software (,,Ados") is introduced which further improves the general workflow and guarantees the availability of state of the art statistical methods.
ISBN: 9783110617160
Publication Date: 20190219
A Gentle Introduction to Stata by Alan C. AcockAlan C. Acock's A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Sixth Editionis aimed at new Stata users who want to become proficient in Stata. After reading this introductory text, new users will be able not only to use Stata well but also to learn new aspects of Stata. Acock assumes that the user is not familiar with any statistical software. This assumption of a blank slate is central to the structure and contents of the book. Acock starts with the basics; for example, the part of the book that deals with data management begins with a careful and detailed example of turning survey data on paper into a Stataready dataset on the computer. When explaining how to go about basic exploratory statistical procedures, Acock includes notes that will help the reader develop good work habits. This mixture of explaining good Stata habits and good statistical habits continues throughout the book. Acock is quite careful to teach the reader all aspects of using Stata. He covers data management, good work habits (including the use of basic dofiles), basic exploratory statistics (including graphical displays), and analyses using the standard array of basic statistical tools (correlation, linear and logistic regression, and parametric and nonparametric tests of location and dispersion). He also successfully introduces some more advanced topics such as multiple imputation and multilevel modeling in a very approachable manner. Acock teaches Stata commands by using the menus and dialog boxes while still stressing the value of dofiles. In this way, he ensures that all types of users can build good work habits. Each chapter has exercises that the motivated reader can use to reinforce the material. The tone of the book is friendly and conversational without ever being glib or condescending. Important asides and notes about terminology are set off in boxes, which makes the text easy to read without any convoluted twists or forward referencing. Rather than splitting topics by their Stata implementation, Acock arranges the topics as they would appear in a basic statistics textbook; graphics and postestimation are woven into the material in a natural fashion. Real datasets, such as the General Social Surveys from 2002, 2006, and 2016, are used throughout the book. The focus of the book is especially helpful for those in the behavioral and social sciences because the presentation of basic statistical modeling is supplemented with discussions of effect sizes and standardized coefficients. Various selection criteria, such as semipartial correlations, are discussed for model selection. Acock also covers a variety of commands available for evaluating reliability and validity of measurements. The sixth edition incorporates new features of Stata 15. All menus, dialog boxes, and instructions for using the pointandclick interface have been updated. Powerandsamplesize calculations for linear regression are demonstrated using Stata 15's new power rsquared command. This edition also includes new sections that describe how to evaluate convergent and discriminant validity, how to compute effect sizes for t tests and ANOVA models, how to use margins and marginsplot to interpret results of linear and logistic regression models, and how to use fullinformation maximumlikelihood (FIML) estimation with SEM to address problems with missing data.
Call Number: 9781597182690
ISBN: 1597182699
Publication Date: 20180412
A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Third Edition by Michael N. MitchellWhether you are new to Stata graphics or a seasoned veteran, A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Third Editionwill reach you how to use Stata to make publicationquality graphics that will stand out and enhance your statistical results. With over 900 illustrated examples and quickreference tabs, this book quickly guides you to the information you need for creating and customizing highquality graphs for any type of statistical data. Each graph is displayed in full color with simple and clear instructions that illustrate how to create and customize graphs using either Stata commands or the Stata Graph Editor. Stata's powerful graphics system gives you complete control over how the elements of your graph look, from marker symbols to lines, from legends to captions and titles, from axis labels to grid lines, and more. Whether you use this book as a learning tool or a quick reference, you will have the power of Stata graphics at your fingertips. The third edition has been updated and expanded to reflect new Stat graphics features, and includes many additional examples. This updated edition illustrates new features to specify fonts and symbols. New sections have been added that illustrate the use of the marginsplotcommand as well as the use of contour plots.
ISBN: 9781597181068
Publication Date: 20120105
Data Analysis Using Stata, Third Edition by Ulrich Kohler; Frauke KreuterData Analysis Using Stata, Third Editionis a comprehensive introduction to both statistical methods and Stata. Beginners will learn the logic of data analysis and interpretation and easily become selfsufficient data analysts. Readers already familiar with Stata will find it an enjoyable resource for picking up new tips and tricks. The book is written as a selfstudy tutorial and organized around examples. It interactively introduces statistical techniques such as data exploration, description, and regression techniques for continuous and binary dependent variables. Step by step, readers move through the entire process of data analysis and in doing so learn the principles of Stata, data manipulation, graphical representation, and programs to automate repetitive tasks. This third edition includes advanced topics, such as factorvariables notation, average marginal effects, standard errors in complex survey, and multiple imputation in a way, that beginners of both data analysis and Stata can understand. Using data from a longitudinal study of private households, the authors provide examples from the social sciences that are relatable to researchers from all disciplines. The examples emphasize good statistical practice and reproducible research. Readers are encouraged to download the companion package of datasets to replicate the examples as they work through the book. Each chapter ends with exercises to consolidate acquired skills.
ISBN: 9781597181105
Publication Date: 20120820
Data Management Using Stata by Michael N. MitchellUsing simple language and illustrative examples, this book comprehensively covers data management tasks that bridge the gap between raw data and statistical analysis. Rather than focus on clusters of commands, the author takes a modular approach that enables readers to quickly identify and implement the necessary task without having to access background information first. Each section in the chapters presents a selfcontained lesson that illustrates a particular data management task via examples, such as creating data variables and automating error checking. The text also discusses common pitfalls and how to avoid them and provides strategic data management advice. Ideal for both beginning statisticians and experienced users, this handy book helps readers solve problems and learn comprehensive data management skills.
ISBN: 9781597180764
Publication Date: 20100524
The Workflow of Data Analysis Using Stata by J. Scott LongThe Workflow of Data Analysis Using Stata, by J. Scott Long, is an essential productivity tool for data analysts. Long presents lessons gained from his experience and demonstrates how to design and implement efficient workflows for both oneperson projects and team projects. After introducing workflows and explaining how a better workflow can make it easier to work with data, Long describes planning, organizing, and documenting your work. He then introduces how to write and debug Stata dofiles and how to use local and global macros. After a discussion of conventions that greatly simplify data analysis the author covers cleaning, analyzing, and protecting data.
ISBN: 9781597180474
Publication Date: 20081210
Statistics with STATA by Lawrence C. HamiltonFor students and practicing researchers alike, STATISTICS WITH STATA Version 12 opens the door to the full use of the popular Stata programa fast, flexible, and easytouse environment for data management and statistics analysis. Integrating Stata's impressive graphics, this comprehensive book presents hundreds of examples showing how you can apply Stata to accomplish a wide variety of tasks. Like Stata itself, STATISTICS WITH STATA will make it easier for you to move fluidly through the world of modern data analysis.
ISBN: 9780840064639
Publication Date: 20120828
Interpreting and Visualizing Regression Models Using Stata by Michael N. MitchellMichael Mitchell's Interpreting and Visualizing Regression Models Using Stata is a clear treatment of how to carefully present results from modelfitting in a wide variety of settings. It is a boon to anyone who has to present the tangible meaning of a complex model in a clear fashion, regardless of the audience. As an example, many experienced researchers start to squirm when asked to give a simple explanation of the applied meaning of interactions in nonlinear models such as logistic regression. The tools in Mitchell's book make this task much more enjoyable and comprehensible. Mitchell starts with simple linear regression (which is simple in all ways), and then adds polynomials and discontinuities. This is followed by 2way and 3way interaction until interpretation of coefficients through words is difficult. By careful use of Stata's marginsplot command, Mitchell shows how well graphs can be used to show effects. He also includes careful verbal interpretation of coefficients to make communications complete. He then extends the methods from linear regression to various types of nonlinear regression, such as multilevel or survival models. A significant difference between this book and most others on regression models is that Mitchell spends quite some time on fitting and visualizing discontinuous models' models where the outcome can change value suddenly at thresholds. Such models are natural in settings such as education and policy evaluation, where graduation or policy changes can make sudden changes in income or revenue. This book is a worthwhile addition to the library of anyone involved in statistical consulting, teaching, or collaborative applied statistical environments.
ISBN: 9781597181075
Publication Date: 20120419
Generalized Linear Models and Extensions, Third Edition by James W. Hardin; Joseph M. HilbeThis book presents a thorough examination of generalized linear model (GLM) estimation methods as well as the derivation of all major GLM families. Examined families include Gaussian, gamma, inverse Gaussian, binomial, Poisson, geometric, and negative binomial. The text also contains various models that have been developed on the basis of GLM theory, including GAM, ordered binomial models, multinomial logit and probit models, GEE and other quasilikelihood models, fixed and random effects models, and random intercept and random parameter models. Using Stata, the book offers numerous examples to assist you in applying the models to your own data situations.
ISBN: 9781597181051
Publication Date: 20120604
Microeconometrics Using Stata by A. Colin Cameron; Pravin K. TrivediA complete and uptodate survey of microeconometric methods available in Stata, Microeconometrics Using Stata, Revised Editionis an outstanding introduction to microeconometrics and how to execute microeconometric research using Stata. It covers topics left out of most microeconometrics textbooks and omitted from basic introductions to Stata. This revised edition has been updated to reflect the new features available in Stata 11 that are useful to microeconomists. Instead of using mfx and the userwritten margeff commands, the authors employ the new margins command, emphasizing both marginal effects at the means and average marginal effects. They also replace the xi command with factor variables, which allow you to specify indicator variables and interaction effects. Along with several new examples, this edition presents the new gmm command for generalized method of moments and nonlinear instrumentalvariables estimation. In addition, the chapter on maximum likelihood estimation incorporates enhancements made to ml in Stata 11. Throughout the book, the authors use simulation methods to illustrate features of the estimators and tests described and provide an indepth Stata example for each topic discussed. They also show how to use Stata's programming features to implement methods for which Stata does not have a specific command. The unique combination of topics, intuitive introductions to methods, and detailed illustrations of Stata examples make this book an invaluable, handson addition to the library of anyone who uses microeconometric methods.
ISBN: 9781597180733
Publication Date: 20100309
Introduction to Time Series Using Stata by Sean BeckettiIntroduction to Time Series Using Stata, Revised Edition provides a stepbystep guide to essential timeseries techniquesfrom the incredibly simple to the quite complex and, at the same time, demonstrates how these techniques can be applied in the Stata statistical package. The emphasis is on an understanding of the intuition underlying theoretical innovations and an ability to apply them. Realworld examples illustrate the application of each concept as it is introduced, and care is taken to highlight the pitfalls, as well as the power, of each new tool. The Revised Edition has been updated for Stata 16.
ISBN: 9781597181327
Publication Date: 20130102
Discovering Structural Equation Modeling Using Stata by Alan C. AcockDiscovering Structural Equation Modeling Using Statais devoted to Stata's semcommand and all it can do. You'll learn about its capabilities in the context of confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis, structural equation modeling, longitudinal models, and multiplegroup analysis. The book describes each model along with the necessary Stata code, which is parsimonious, powerful, and can be modified to fit a wide variety of models. Downloadable data sets enable you to run the programs and learn in a handson way. A particularly exciting feature of Stata is the SEM Builder. This graphic interface for structural equation modeling allows you to draw publicationquality path diagrams and fit the models without writing any programming code. When you fit a model with the SEM Builder, Stata automatically generates the complete code that you can save for future use. Use of this unique tool is extensively covered in an appendix, and brief examples appear throughout the text. Requiring minimal background in multiple regression, this practical reference is designed primarily for those new to structural equation modeling. Some experience with Stata would be helpful but is not essential. Readers already familiar with structural equation modeling will also find the book's State code useful.
ISBN: 9781597181334
Publication Date: 20130401
Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Using Stata, Third Edition (Volumes I and II) by Sophia RabeHesketh; Anders SkrondalThis book examines Stata's treatment of generalized linear mixed models, also known as multilevel or hierarchical models. These models are "mixed" because they allow fixed and random effects, and they are "generalized" because they are appropriate for continuous Gaussian responses as well as binary, count, and other types of limited dependent variables. Volume I covers continuous Gaussian linear mixed models and has nine chapters. The chapters are organized in four parts. Volume II discusses generalized linear mixed models for binary, categorical, count, and survival outcomes.
ISBN: 9781597181082
Publication Date: 20120402
Flexible Parametric Survival Analysis Using Stata by Patrick Royston; Paul C. LambertThrough realworld case studies, this book shows how to use Stata to estimate a class of flexible parametric survival models. It discusses the modeling of timedependent and continuous covariates and looks at how relative survival can be used to measure mortality associated with a particular disease when the cause of death has not been recorded. The book describes simple quantification of differences between any two covariate patterns through calculation of timedependent hazard ratios, hazard differences, and survival differences.