Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata

Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata

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The powerful statistical software Stata has streamlined data analysis, interpretation, and presentation for researchers and statisticians around the world. But because of its power and plethora of features, particularly in version 8, Stata manuals are usually quite extensive and detailed. The third edition of the "Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata" describes the features of Stata version 8 in the same concise, convenient format that made the previous editions so popular. But the revisions updating the handbook to version 8 are not all this edition has to offer: the authors also added important material in three all-new chapters and focused more attention on Stata's improved graphical features.More highlights of the third edition includes: updates in all chapters that reflect the features of Stata 8; a new chapter on random effects models; a new chapter on generalized estimating equations; a new chapter on cluster analysis; and, increased emphasis on diagnostics. Each chapter deals with a particular data set, identifies the appropriate analysis for it, and while it includes a brief account of the statistical background of the technique applied, the primary focus remains firmly on using Stata 8 and interpreting its results. Ideal for researchers, statisticians, and students alike, this handbook forms a perfect complement to the Stata manuals, by giving new users a head start on using the program and providing experienced users with a handy quick reference.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 158.5 x 233.2 x 17.3mm | 439.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • United States
  • English, Chinese
  • New edition
  • 3rd edition
  • 67 black & white illustrations
  • 1584884045
  • 9781584884040

Table of contents

A Brief Introduction to Stata. Data Description and Simple Inference: Female Psychiatric Patients. Multiple Regression: Determinants of Pollution in U.S. Cities. Analysis of Variance I: Treating Hypertension. Analysis of Variance II: Effectiveness of Slimming Clinics. Logistic Regression: Treatment of Lung Cancer and Diagnosis of Heart Attacks. Generalized Linear Models: Australian School Children. Analysis of Longitudinal Data !: The Treatment of Postnatal Depression. Analysis of Longitudinal Data II: Epileptic Seizures and Chemotherapy. Some Epidemiology. Survival Analysis: Retention of Heroin Addicts in Methadone Maintenance Treatment. Principal Components. Components Analysis: Hearing Measurement using an Audiometer. Maximum Likelihood Estimation: Age of Onset of Schizophrenia.show more

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"The data sets are generally quite interesting and are available over the Internet. [Q]uite a nice resource in teaching an applications-oriented course." - The American Statistician "The book is very well written and is both an excellent introduction to Stats and a useful reference book on applied statistics. I would certainly recommend it to anybody interested in this package." - Significance, Dec. 2004 "[T]he handbook starts with a brief, but very useful, introduction to Stata including getting help with Stata, data management, writing simple programs and how to keep Stata up-to-date. Particularly useful will be the introduction to the new graphics facilities which have changed out of all recognition from that available in previous versions. The main strengths of this well-written and useful handbook lie in the broad range of statistical methods it covers and in the clear step-by-step examples." - Statistics in Medicine Praise for the previous editions: "will be especially useful for those readers who have some experience with the Stata language and basic programming and who appreciate examples as a means to work their way through statistical techniquesthis book contains a lot of useful and practical information on how to carry out statistical analyses in Stata 8. Readers should be able to follow the mix of challenging programming tools and advanced data analysis techniques after working through the introductory chapters." Journal of Statistical Software, Vol. 11, 2004 "a useful compendium of examples of Stata analyses and data management trickscovers the gamut of major statistical applications, from the most basic to some quite sophisticatedextremely useful, well-written, and worththe price." -The American Statistician "nicely structuredgives a clear and complete explanation of the way statistical methods can help one gain a better understanding of collected data." --Statistical Methods in Medical Research" well written and nicely organized. a succinct and pleasant introduction to the software... this book provides an excellent, interesting, and efficient introduction to Stata that I can easily recommend." -Technometrics "Anyone wanting to get a quick idea of what Stata is like or to start learning Stata would find this book very helpful shows concisely many of the characteristic idioms of Stata and much of its power and flexibility" -Biometricsshow more

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