# An introduction to statistics and data analysis using Stata : from research design to final report

Publication details: SAGE Publications, California, 2020Description: xx, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN:- 9781506371832

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Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I. The research process and data collection

Chapter 1. The research process

Chapter 2. Sampling techniques

Chapter 3. Questionnaire design

Part II. Describing data

Chapter 4. An introduction to Stata

Chapter 5. Preparing and transforming your data

Chapter 6. Descriptive statistics

Part III. Testing hypotheses

Chapter 7. The normal distribution

Chapter 8. Testing a hypothesis about a single mean

Chapter 9. Testing a hypothesis about two independent means

Chapter 10. One-way analysis of variance

Chapter 11. Cross tabulation and the chi-squared test

Part IV. Exploring relationships

Chapter 12. Linear regression analysis

Chapter 13. Regression diagnostics

Chapter 14. Regression analysis with categorical dependent variables

Part V. Writing a research paper

Chapter 15. Writing a research paper

Appendices

Appendix 1. Quick reference guide to Stata commands

Appendix 2. Summary of statistical tests by chapter

Appendix 3. Decision tree for choosing the right statistic

Appendix 4. Decision rules for statistical significance

Appendix 5. Areas under the normal curve (Z scores)

Appendix 6. Critical values of the t distribution

Appendix 7. Stata code for random sampling

Appendix 8. Examples of nonlinear functions

Appendix 9. Estimating the minimum sample size

Glossary

About the authors

Name index

Subject index

"An Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis Using Stata® : From Research Design to Final Report provides a step-by-step introduction for statistics, data analysis, and research methods classes using Stata software. Concise descriptions emphasize the concepts behind statistics rather than the derivations of the formulas. With real-world examples from a variety of disciplines and extensive detail on the commands in Stata, this text provides an integrated approach to research design, statistical analysis, and report writing for social science students. Chapters start with a summary table that identifies a research hypothesis, the appropriate statistical test, the assumptions, and the Stata code, giving students key information in an easy-to-use format. News articles illustrate the application of the statistical technique to real-world data and research. Tables listing research questions and hypotheses drawn from six social science disciplines demonstrate the range of possible applications of a statistical method. Examples of statistical methods using real data from the Admitted Student Questionnaire, General Social Survey, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and the School Survey on Crime and Safety. Stata functions are displayed in both code and menus to show students the links between the two ways to use Stata. Instructor materials include a set of week-by-week instructions to involve students in a group project in which they implement a survey, analyze the data, and report on the results, based on a topic of their choice. More than 50 homework and test questions (with full answer keys for instructors) help students learn data analysis skills and writing through practice on current data sets that cover college characteristics, admitted student questionnaires, social norms and opinions, drug use, and school safety."--taken from back cover

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