A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata

A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata

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With each new release of Stata, a comprehensive resource is needed to highlight the improvements as well as discuss the fundamentals of the software. Fulfilling this need, A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata, Fourth Edition has been fully updated to provide an introduction to Stata version 9. This edition covers many new features of Stata, including a new command for mixed models and a new matrix language. Each chapter describes the analysis appropriate for a particular application, focusing on the medical, social, and behavioral fields. The authors begin each chapter with descriptions of the data and the statistical techniques to be used. The methods covered include descriptives, simple tests, variance analysis, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, generalized linear models, survival analysis, random effects models, and cluster analysis. The core of the book centers on how to use Stata to perform analyses and how to interpret the results. The chapters conclude with several exercises based on data sets from different disciplines. A concise guide to the latest version of Stata, A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata, Fourth Edition illustrates the benefits of using Stata to perform various statistical analyses for both data analysis courses and self-study.show more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • English, Chinese
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 71 black & white illustrations, 23 black & white tables
  • 1584887567
  • 9781584887560
  • 994,530

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"...In this recent edition more exercises have been included at the end of each chapter. The exercises make use of data sets in the examples and further data sets that are downloadable from the Internet, giving the reader the opportunity to explore. The index is clear to follow and throughout the book there are plenty of references. The book is very accessible for the Stata novice or those requiring a concise summary of Stata's functionality." -Diane Berry (University College London), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society "...The book is clearly written and it provides a good introduction to the Stata language. ... The book excels in giving very clear and concise descriptions of a number of important, modern statistical methodologies. ..." -Michael Evans (University of Toronto), International Statistical Review, 2007 "Rabe-Hesketh and Everitt provide an authoritative overview of modern methods of applied statistics. ... they cover the major methods of biostatistics together with explanations of how to perform these analyses using Stata. The authors also provide valuable references to other texts ... The many examples and effective graphics add greatly to the value of this publication. ... This book is well written and carefully copyedited. ... owners of the [previous] editions would benefit from the updated material ... a valuable overview of modern statistical methods. ..." -The Stata Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2007 Praise for previous editions: "...a useful compendium of examples of Stata analyses and data management tricks...covers the gamut of major statistical applications, from the most basic to some quite sophisticated...extremely useful, well-written, and worth the price." -The American Statistician "The book is very well written and is both an excellent introduction to Stata and a useful reference book on applied statistics. I would certainly recommend it to anybody interested in this package." -Significance, December 2004 "... the 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 Medicineshow more

Table of contents

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO STATA Getting Help and Information Running Stata Conventions Used in This Book Datasets in Stata Stata Commands Data Management Estimation Graphics Stata as a Calculator Matrix Calculations Using Mata Brief Introduction to Programming Keeping Stata Up to Date Exercises DATA DESCRIPTION AND SIMPLE INFERENCE: FEMALE PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS Description of Data Group Comparison and Correlations Analysis Using Stata Exercises MULTIPLE REGRESSION: DETERMINANTS OF POLLUTION IN U.S. CITIES Description of Data The Multiple Regression Model Analysis Using Stata Exercises ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE I: TREATING HYPERTENSION Description of Data Analysis of Variance Model Analysis Using Stata Exercises ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE II: EFFECTIVENESS OF SLIMMING CLINICS Description of Data Analysis of Variance Model Analysis Using Stata Exercises LOGISTIC REGRESSION: TREATMENT OF LUNG CANCER AND DIAGNOSIS OF HEART ATTACKS Description of Data The Logistic Regression Model Analysis Using Stata Exercises GENERALIZED LINEAR MODELS: AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL CHILDREN Description of Data Generalized Linear Models Analysis Using Stata Exercises SUMMARY MEASURE ANALYSIS OF LONGITUDINAL DATA: TREATMENT OF POST-NATAL DEPRESSION Description of Data The Analysis of Longitudinal Data Analysis Using Stata Exercises RANDOM EFFECTS MODELS: THOUGHT DISORDER AND SCHIZOPHRENIA Description of Data Random Effects Models Analysis Using Stata Thought Disorder Data Exercises GENERALIZED ESTIMATING EQUATIONS: EPILEPTIC SEIZURES AND CHEMOTHERAPY Description of Data Generalized Estimating Equations Analysis Using Stata Exercises SOME EPIDEMIOLOGY Description of Data Introduction to Epidemiology Analysis Using Stata Exercises SURVIVAL ANALYSIS: RETENTION OF HEROIN ADDICTS IN METHADONE MAINTENANCE TREATMENT Description of Data Survival Analysis Analysis Using Stata Exercises MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATION: AGE OF ONSET OF SCHIZOPHRENIA Description of Data Finite Mixture Distributions Analysis Using Stata Exercises PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS ANALYSIS: HEARING MEASUREMENT USING AN AUDIOMETER Description of Data Principal Component Analysis Analysis Using Stata Exercises CLUSTER ANALYSIS: TIBETAN SKULLS AND DETERMINANTS OF POLLUTION IN U.S. CITIES Description of Data Cluster Analysis Analysis Using Stata Exercises APPENDIX: ANSWERS TO SELECTED EXERCISES REFERENCES INDEXshow more

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