By Kyle C. Longest

Utilizing Stata for Quantitative research bargains a quick, yet thorough creation to studying info with Stata software program. it may be used as a reference for any facts or equipment direction around the social, behavioral, and healthiness sciences on account that those fields percentage a comparatively related method of quantitative research. during this ebook, the writer teaches the language of Stata from an intuitive standpoint, furthering scholars’ total retention and permitting a scholar without event in statistical software program to paintings with info in a truly brief period of time. The self-teaching sort of this booklet permits amateur Stata clients to accomplish a uncomplicated quantitative study undertaking from begin to end. the second one version covers using Stata thirteen and will be used by itself or as a complement to a examine tools or records textbook.

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Type ta b e m p l o y s t d o w an d press E n te r. 00 C h apter 2 The Essentials 27 A key is displayed at th e top of the table to in d icate what each o f the num bers in each cell represent, in this case th e frequency and the co lu m n percentage. Using th e percentages you can m o re accurately com pare th e rela­ tionship of gender o n em ploym ent status. W hen only exam ining the fre q u e n ­ cies, it appeared th a t females were m ore likely to b e employed b ecau se 4 females reported b ein g em ployed com pared w ith o n ly 2 males.

Type t a b a g e c a t s a g e p l 6 in the C o m m an d window and press Enter. T he following resu lts table should be displayed: C hapter 2 (agecats_w I 3) Age I variable I collapsed I into one I year I categories I 2 18 | The Essentials 33 agepl6 3 4 5 7 0 0 19 | 0 2 0 20 | 0 0 21 1 0 22 | 23 | Total 1 Total 6 7 I 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 4 0 0 I 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 | 1 7 2 6 4 5 1 1 25 The table shows th a t you have created the new variable correctly. All 7 cases that are 18 years old are coded as being 2 years past 16 in the a g e p l 6 variable.

But th in k of what in fo rm a ­ tio n you need and w here it is contained. , the previously created a g e p l 6 variable). T h e n w hat mathematical o p era tio n do you need to p erfo rm to these pieces o f in fo r­ m ation: Divide the fo rm e r by th e latter. T herefore, the full com m and th a t you n ee d to enter in to the C o m m an d w in d o w sh o u ld read as g e n d a t p r y l 6 = d a t n u m / a g e p l 6. Notice that the *7” is used to tell Stata to div id e th e value of each case on d a t n u m by that case’s value o n age pl 6.

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