Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis 2nd Edition

  • Author: Kyle C. Longest
  • Publisher: Sage Publications
  • ISBN-13: 9781483356631
  • Pages: 272
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2015
  • Price USD: 52.00


About The Book
Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis, Second Edition offers a brief, but thorough introduction to analyzing data with Stata software. It can be used as a reference for any statistics or methods course across the social, behavioral, and health sciences since these fields share a relatively similar approach to quantitative analysis. In this book, the author teaches the language of Stata from an intuitive perspective, furthering students’ overall retention and allowing a student with no experience in statistical software to work with data in a very short amount of time. The self-teaching style of this book enables novice Stata users to complete a basic quantitative research project from start to finish. The Second Edition covers the use of Stata 13 and can be used on its own or as a supplement to a research methods or statistics textbook.
Contents:Part I: Foundations for Working With Stata
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Stata
What You See
Getting Started With Data Files
Chapter 2: The Essentials
Intuition and Stata Commands
The Structure of Stata Commands
The 5 Essential Commands
Nonessential, Everyday Commands
Chapter 3: Do Files and Data Management
What Is a Do File?
Data Management
Part II: Quantitative Analysis With Stata
Chapter 4: Descriptive Statistics
Frequency Distributions
Measures of Central Tendency and Variability
Chapter 5: Relationships Between Nominal and Ordinal Variables
Chapter 6: Relationships Between Different Measurement Levels
Testing Means
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Chapter 7: Relationships Between Interval-Ratio Variables
Linear Regression
Chapter 8: Enhancing Your Command Repertoire
Stata Help Files
Advanced Convenience Commands
Expanding Stata’s Capabilities
Appendix A: Getting to Know Stata
Appendix B: Getting to Know Stata
Chapter Exercise Solutions
“How To” Index

About The Author:

Kyle C. Longest
Furman University, USA
Kyle C. Longest received his bachelor’s in sociology from Indiana University, and his master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, Longest is Assistant Professor in the department of sociology at Furman University, where he teaches “Analysis of Social Data,” “Methods of Social Research,” “Deviance and Social Control,” and “Introduction to Sociology.” Longest has written articles for a variety of publications, including Stata Journal, Journal of Drugs and Issues and Journal of Marriage of Family.