A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Second Edition

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Author: Michael N. Mitchell

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180394

Category: Computers

Page: 471

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Whether you are new to Stata graphics or a seasoned veteran, A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Second Edition will teach you how to use Stata to make publication-quality graphs that will stand out and enhance your statistical results. With over 900 illustrated examples and quick-reference tabs, this book quickly guides you to the information you need for creating and customizing high-quality graphs for any types of statistical data.

A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Third Edition

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Author: Michael N. Mitchell

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 9781597181068

Category: Mathematics

Page: 499

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Whether you are new to Stata graphics or a seasoned veteran, A Visual Guide to Stata Graphics, Third Edition will reach you how to use Stata to make publication-quality graphics that will stand out and enhance your statistical results. With over 900 illustrated examples and quick-reference tabs, this book quickly guides you to the information you need for creating and customizing high-quality graphs for any type of statistical data. Each graph is displayed in full color with simple and clear instructions that illustrate how to create and customize graphs using either Stata commands or the Stata Graph Editor. Stata’s powerful graphics system gives you complete control over how the elements of your graph look, from marker symbols to lines, from legends to captions and titles, from axis labels to grid lines, and more. Whether you use this book as a learning tool or a quick reference, you will have the power of Stata graphics at your fingertips. The third edition has been updated and expanded to reflect new Stat graphics features, and includes many additional examples. This updated edition illustrates new features to specify fonts and symbols. New sections have been added that illustrate the use of the marginsplot command as well as the use of contour plots.

Data Management Using Stata

A Practical Handbook

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Author: Michael N. Mitchell

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 387

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Using simple language and illustrative examples, this book comprehensively covers data management tasks that bridge the gap between raw data and statistical analysis. Rather than focus on clusters of commands, the author takes a modular approach that enables readers to quickly identify and implement the necessary task without having to access background information first. Each section in the chapters presents a self-contained lesson that illustrates a particular data management task via examples, such as creating data variables and automating error checking. The text also discusses common pitfalls and how to avoid them and provides strategic data management advice. Ideal for both beginning statisticians and experienced users, this handy book helps readers solve problems and learn comprehensive data management skills.

Interpreting and Visualizing Regression Models Using Stata

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Author: Michael N. Mitchell

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 9781597181075

Category: Mathematics

Page: 558

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Michael Mitchell's Interpreting and Visualizing Regression Models Using Stata is a clear treatment of how to carefully present results from model-fitting in a wide variety of settings. It is a boon to anyone who has to present the tangible meaning of a complex model in a clear fashion, regardless of the audience. As an example, many experienced researchers start to squirm when asked to give a simple explanation of the applied meaning of interactions in nonlinear models such as logistic regression. The tools in Mitchell's book make this task much more enjoyable and comprehensible. Mitchell starts with simple linear regression (which is simple in all ways), and then adds polynomials and discontinuities. This is followed by 2-way and 3-way interaction until interpretation of coefficients through words is difficult. By careful use of Stata's marginsplot command, Mitchell shows how well graphs can be used to show effects. He also includes careful verbal interpretation of coefficients to make communications complete. He then extends the methods from linear regression to various types of nonlinear regression, such as multilevel or survival models. A significant difference between this book and most others on regression models is that Mitchell spends quite some time on fitting and visualizing discontinuous models' models where the outcome can change value suddenly at thresholds. Such models are natural in settings such as education and policy evaluation, where graduation or policy changes can make sudden changes in income or revenue. This book is a worthwhile addition to the library of anyone involved in statistical consulting, teaching, or collaborative applied statistical environments.

A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Second Edition

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Author: Alan C. Acock

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180432

Category: Computers

Page: 333

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Updated to reflect the new features of Stata 11, A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Third Edition continues to help new Stata users become proficient in Stata. After reading this introductory text, you will be able to enter, build, and manage a data set as well as perform fundamental statistical analyses. New to the Third Edition A new chapter on the analysis of missing data and the use of multiple-imputation methods Extensive revision of the chapter on ANOVA Additional material on the application of power analysis The book covers data management; good work habits, including the use of basic do-files; basic exploratory statistics, including graphical displays; and analyses using the standard array of basic statistical tools, such as correlation, linear and logistic regression, and parametric and nonparametric tests of location and dispersion. Rather than splitting these topics by their Stata implementation, the material on graphics and postestimation are woven into the text in a natural fashion. The author teaches Stata commands by using the menus and dialog boxes while still stressing the value of do-files. Each chapter includes exercises and real data sets are used throughout.

Applied Statistics Using Stata

A Guide for the Social Sciences

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Author: Mehmet Mehmetoglu,Tor Georg Jakobsen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473987903

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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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.

The Workflow of Data Analysis Using Stata

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Author: J. Scott Long

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 9781597180474

Category: Mathematics

Page: 379

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The Workflow of Data Analysis Using Stata, by J. Scott Long, is an essential productivity tool for data analysts. Long presents lessons gained from his experience and demonstrates how to design and implement efficient workflows for both one-person projects and team projects. After introducing workflows and explaining how a better workflow can make it easier to work with data, Long describes planning, organizing, and documenting your work. He then introduces how to write and debug Stata do-files and how to use local and global macros. After a discussion of conventions that greatly simplify data analysis the author covers cleaning, analyzing, and protecting data.

An Introduction to Stata for Health Researchers

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Author: Svend Juul

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180106

Category: Computers

Page: 326

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Designed to assist those working in health research, An Introduction to Stata for Health Researchers, explains how to maximize the versatile Strata program for data management, statistical analysis, and graphics for research. The first nine chapters are devoted to becoming familiar with Stata and the essentials of effective data management. The text is also a valuable companion reference for more advanced users. It covers a host of useful applications for health researchers including the analysis of stratified data via epitab and regression models; linear, logistic, and Poisson regression; survival analysis including Cox regression, standardized rates, and correlation/ROC analysis of measurements.

Storytelling with Data

A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

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Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119002265

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

An Introduction to Survival Analysis Using Stata, Second Edition

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Author: Mario Cleves

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180416

Category: Computers

Page: 372

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An Introduction to Survival Analysis Using Stata, Third Edition provides the foundation to understand various approaches for analyzing time-to-event data. It is not only a tutorial for learning survival analysis but also a valuable reference for using Stata to analyze survival data. Although the book assumes knowledge of statistical principles, simple probability, and basic Stata, it takes a practical, rather than mathematical, approach to the subject. This updated third edition highlights new features of Stata 11, including competing-risks analysis and the treatment of missing values via multiple imputation. Other additions include new diagnostic measures after Cox regression, Stata's new treatment of categorical variables and interactions, and a new syntax for obtaining prediction and diagnostics after Cox regression. After reading this book, you will understand the formulas and gain intuition about how various survival analysis estimators work and what information they exploit. You will also acquire deeper, more comprehensive knowledge of the syntax, features, and underpinnings of Stata's survival analysis routines.

Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Using Stata

Continuous Responses, Third Edition

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Author: Sophia Rabe-Hesketh,Anders Skrondal

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 9781597181037

Category: Mathematics

Page: 514

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Volume I is devoted to continuous Gaussian linear mixed models and has nine chapters. The chapters are organized in four parts. The first part provides a review of the methods of linear regression. The second part provides an in-depth coverage of the two-level models, the simplest extensions of a linear regression model. The mixed-model foundation and the in-depth coverage of the mixed-model principles provided in volume I for continuous outcomes, make it straightforward to transition to generalized linear mixed models for noncontinuous outcomes described in volume II.

Data Analysis Using Stata

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Author: Ulrich Kohler,Frauke Kreuter

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180076

Category: Computers

Page: 378

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Provides an introduction to Stata with an emphasis on data management, linear regression, logistic modeling, and using programs to automate repetitive tasks. This book gives an introduction to the Stata interface and then proceeds with a discussion of Stata syntax and simple programming tools like for each loops.

R in Action

Data Analysis and Graphics with R

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Author: Robert Kabacoff

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617291388

Category: Computers

Page: 475

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R is a powerful language for statistical computing and graphics that can handle virtually any data-crunching task. It runs on all important platforms and provides thousands of useful specialized modules and utilities. This makes R a great way to get meaningful information from mountains of raw data. R in Action, Second Edition is a language tutorial focused on practical problems. Written by a research methodologist, it takes a direct and modular approach to quickly give readers the information they need to produce useful results. Focusing on realistic data analyses and a comprehensive integration of graphics, it follows the steps that real data analysts use to acquire their data, get it into shape, analyze it, and produce meaningful results that they can provide to clients. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Using Stata, Second Edition

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Author: Sophia Rabe-Hesketh,Anders Skrondal

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 562

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This is a book about applied multilevel and longitudinal modeling. Other terms for multilevel models include hierarchical models, random-effects or random-coefficient models, mixed-effects models, or simply mixed models. Longitudinal data are also referred to as panel data, repeated measures, or cross-sectional time series. A popular type of multilevel model for longitudinal data is the growth-curve model. Our emphasis is on explaining the models and their assumptions, applying the methods to real data, and interpreting results.

Introduction to Econometrics

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Author: Christopher Dougherty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199567085

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 573

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Taking a modern approach to the subject, this text provides students with a solid grounding in econometrics, using non-technical language wherever possible.

Meta-Analysis in Stata

An Updated Collection from the Stata Journal, Second Edition

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Author: Tom M. Palmer,Jonathan A. C. Sterne

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 9781597181471

Category: Mathematics

Page: 534

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Meta-analysis allows researchers to combine the results of several studies into a unified analysis that provides an overall estimate of the effect of interest. This collection of articles from the Stata Journal and Stata Technical Bulletin will be indispensable to researchers who wish to conduct meta-analyses using Stata and learn about the full range of user-written Stata meta-analysis commands. With these articles and the associated Stata software, you gain access to the statistical methods behind the rapid increase in the number of meta-analyses reported in the social and medical literature. Collectively, the articles provide a detailed description of a range of meta-analytic methods. They show how to conduct and interpret meta-analyses; how to produce highly flexible graphical displays; how to use meta-regression; how to examine bias; how to conduct individual participant data meta-analysis; and how to conduct multivariate meta-analysis. This edition also contains three articles on network metaanalysis, a major recent development in meta-analysis methodology.

Monte Carlo Simulation and Resampling Methods for Social Science

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Author: Thomas M. Carsey,Jeffrey J. Harden

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324923

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Taking the topics of a quantitative methodology course and illustrating them through Monte Carlo simulation, Monte Carlo Simulation and Resampling Methods for Social Science, by Thomas M. Carsey and Jeffrey J. Harden, examines abstract principles, such as bias, efficiency, and measures of uncertainty in an intuitive, visual way. Instead of thinking in the abstract about what would happen to a particular estimator "in repeated samples," the book uses simulation to actually create those repeated samples and summarize the results. The book includes basic examples appropriate for readers learning the material for the first time, as well as more advanced examples that a researcher might use to evaluate an estimator he or she was using in an actual research project. The book also covers a wide range of topics related to Monte Carlo simulation, such as resampling methods, simulations of substantive theory, simulation of quantities of interest (QI) from model results, and cross-validation. Complete R code from all examples is provided so readers can replicate every analysis presented using R.

Effective Computation in Physics

Field Guide to Research with Python

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Author: Anthony Scopatz,Kathryn D. Huff

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491901586

Category: Science

Page: 552

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More physicists today are taking on the role of software developer as part of their research, but software development isn’t always easy or obvious, even for physicists. This practical book teaches essential software development skills to help you automate and accomplish nearly any aspect of research in a physics-based field. Written by two PhDs in nuclear engineering, this book includes practical examples drawn from a working knowledge of physics concepts. You’ll learn how to use the Python programming language to perform everything from collecting and analyzing data to building software and publishing your results. In four parts, this book includes: Getting Started: Jump into Python, the command line, data containers, functions, flow control and logic, and classes and objects Getting It Done: Learn about regular expressions, analysis and visualization, NumPy, storing data in files and HDF5, important data structures in physics, computing in parallel, and deploying software Getting It Right: Build pipelines and software, learn to use local and remote version control, and debug and test your code Getting It Out There: Document your code, process and publish your findings, and collaborate efficiently; dive into software licenses, ownership, and copyright procedures

An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata

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Author: Christopher F. Baum

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 341

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Integrating a contemporary approach to econometrics with the powerful computational tools offered by Stata, An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata focuses on the role of method-of-moments estimators, hypothesis testing, and specification analysis and provides practical examples that show how the theories are applied to real data sets using Stata. As an expert in Stata, the author successfully guides readers from the basic elements of Stata to the core econometric topics. He first describes the fundamental components needed to effectively use Stata. The book then covers the multiple linear regression model, linear and nonlinear Wald tests, constrained least-squares estimation, Lagrange multiplier tests, and hypothesis testing of nonnested models. Subsequent chapters center on the consequences of failures of the linear regression model's assumptions. The book also examines indicator variables, interaction effects, weak instruments, underidentification, and generalized method-of-moments estimation. The final chapters introduce panel-data analysis and discrete- and limited-dependent variables and the two appendices discuss how to import data into Stata and Stata programming. Presenting many of the econometric theories used in modern empirical research, this introduction illustrates how to apply these concepts using Stata. The book serves both as a supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate students and as a clear guide for economists and financial analysts.

Financial Econometrics Using Stata

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Author: Simona Boffelli,Giovanni Urga

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 9781597182140

Category:

Page: N.A

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Financial Econometrics Using Stata is an essential reference for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners who use Stata to perform intermediate or advanced methods. After discussing the characteristics of financial time series, the authors provide introductions to ARMA models, univariate GARCH models, multivariate GARCH models, and applications of these models to financial time series. The last two chapters cover risk management and contagion measures. After a rigorous but intuitive overview, the authors illustrate each method by interpreting easily replicable Stata examples.