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Applied Statistics Using Stata

Applied Statistics Using Stata
A Guide for the Social Sciences

© 2016 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Clear, intuitive and written with the social science student in mind, this book represents the ideal combination of statistical theory and practice. It focuses on questions that can be answered using statistics and addresses common themes and problems in a straightforward, easy-to-follow manner. The book carefully combines the conceptual aspects of statistics with detailed technical advice providing both the ‘why’ of statistics and the ‘how’.

Built upon a variety of engaging examples from across the social sciences it provides a rich collection of statistical methods and models. Students are encouraged to see the impact of theory whilst simultaneously learning how to manipulate software to meet their needs.

The book also provides:

  • Original case studies and data sets
  • Practical guidance on how to run and test models in Stata
  • Downloadable Stata programmes created to work alongside chapters
  • A wide range of detailed applications using Stata
  • Step-by-step notes on writing the relevant code.

This excellent text will give anyone doing statistical research in the social sciences the theoretical, technical and applied knowledge needed to succeed.

Research and statistics
1.1 The methodology of statistical research  
1.2 The statistical method  
1.3 The logic behind statistical inference  
1.4 General laws and theories  
1.5 Quantitative research papers  
2. Introduction to Stata
2.1 What is Stata?  
2.2 Entering and importing data into Stata  
2.3 Data management  
2.4 Descriptive statistics and graphs  
2.5 Bivariate inferential statistics  
3. Simple (bivariate) regression
3.1 What is regression analysis?  
3.2 Simple linear regression analysis  
3.3 Example in Stata  
4. Multiple regression
4.1 Multiple linear regression analysis  
4.2 Example in Stata  
5. Dummy-Variable Regression
5.1 Why dummy-variable regression?  
5.2 Regression with one dummy variable  
5.3 Regression with one dummy variable and a covariate  
5.4 Regression with more than one dummy variable  
5.5 Regression with more than one dummy variable and a covariate  
5.6 Regression with two separate sets of dummy variables  
6. Interaction/moderation effects using regression
6.1 Interaction/moderation effect  
6.2 Product-term approach  
7. Linear regression assumptions and diagnostics
7.1 Correct specification of the model  
7.2 Assumptions about residuals  
7.3 Influential observations  
8. Logistic regression
8.1 What is logistic regression?  
8.2 Assumptions of logistic regression  
8.3 Conditional effects  
8.4 Diagnostics  
8.5 Multinomial logistic regression  
8.6 Ordered logistic regression  
9. Multilevel analysis
9.1 Multilevel data  
9.2 Empty or intercept-only model  
9.3 Variance partition / intraclass correlation  
9.4 Random intercept model  
9.5 Level-2 explanatory variables  
9.6 Logistic multilevel model  
9.7 Random coefficient (slope) model  
9.8 Interaction effects  
9.9 Three-level models  
10. Panel data analysis
10.1 Panel data  
10.2 Pooled OLS  
10.3 Between effects  
10.4 Fixed effects (within estimator)  
10.5 Random effects  
10.6 Time-series cross-section methods  
10.7 Binary dependent variables  
11. Exploratory factor analysis
11.1 What is factor analysis?  
11.2 Factor analysis process  
11.3 Composite scores and reliability test  
11.4 Example in Stata  
12. Structural equation modelling and confirmatory factor analysis
12.1 What is structural equation modelling?  
12.2 Confirmatory factor analysis  
12.3 Latent path analysis  
13. Critical issues
13.1 Transformation of variables  
13.2 Weighting cases  
13.3 Robust regression  
13.4 Missing data  

Sample Materials & Chapters

Applied Statistics Using Stata: Simple (bivariate) regression

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