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Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata, Fourth Edition

By Brian S. Everitt, Sophia Rabe-Hesketh

Chapman and Hall/CRC – 2006 – 352 pages

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    978-1-58488-756-0
    November 15th 2006

Description

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.

Reviews

“…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 Medicine

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

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Description: By Brian S. Everitt, Sophia Rabe-Hesketh. 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...
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