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RE: st: Help for 3rd tier users of stata


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Help for 3rd tier users of stata
Date   Fri, 21 Jul 2006 15:18:37 +0100

That link and those it leads too look like 
excellent additions to the FAQ when I return 
from a period of travelling. Thanks, 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Michael S. Hanson
 
> On Jul 19, 2006, at 9:04 AM, n j cox wrote in part:
> 
> > The Statalist FAQ is linked to
> >
> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> >
> > which has a great deal of relevant material here
> 
> 	I recently came across an alternative discussion of 
> suggestions for 
> "Getting Answers" that, while formally aimed at programers, 
> arguably is 
> written for the "second-tier" and "third-tier" users 
> identified earlier 
> in this thread.  It has a number of useful suggestions from the 
> perspective of a person asking for help;  summarizing the ones that 
> appear most relevant and important to Statalist:
> 
> 	1. Explain what doesn't work
> 	2. Provide everything up-front
> 	3. Post your code
> 	4. Do your research beforehand
> 	7. Don't post the same question repeatedly
> 	9. Treat the list like people
> 
> The link is <http://www.mikeash.com/getting_answers.html>.  Hope some 
> folks here find the discussion there of use.

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