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Applied Statistics Using Stata: A Guide for the Social Sciences

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Applied Statistics Using Stata: A Guide for the Social Sciences

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    Available in PDF Format | Applied Statistics Using Stata: A Guide for the Social Sciences.pdf | English
    Mehmet Mehmetoglu(Author) Tor Georg Jakobsen(Author)

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.

Practically orientated with a plethora of examples and an engaging narrative, this book is a must have for all those studying applied social statistics. (Franz Buscha)This book provides an extraordinary and very readable account of the applied statistics methods needed in the social sciences. With its captivating didactical exposition, the book will be an invaluable resource for the novice as well as the advanced researcher. (Sergio Venturini 2016-07-25)

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  • By Haakon Thorbergsen Haakstad on 18 February 2017

    This book does not only represent an accessible introduction to the use of the STATA software, but also a highly accessible introduction to the theory and practice of statistical methodology. Unlike other textbook authors that aim to be accessible to social scientists (e.g., Andy Field), the authors do not shy away from attempting to explain the rationales behind the procedures that are comprehensible to non-statisticians. In my opinion, nobody is served by treating the procedures as arcane and magical black boxes. If nothing else it breeds an uncritical view of statistical outcomes that is dangerous an potentially detrimental not only to scholarly fields, but to society as a whole. This book attempts, in my opinion to a large extent successfully, to communicate both comprehensively and comprehensibly what is being done with statistics, why it is being done, how it is being done, and how to do it yourself with the aid of a powerful and user-friendly statistical software program.

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