ISBN: 9781412997119 | 1412997119

Format: PaperbackPublisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

Pub. Date: 12/7/2011

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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 studentsÃ 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