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st: RE: Stata vs SPSS


From   "Earnhart, Benjamin J" <benjamin-earnhart@uiowa.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Stata vs SPSS
Date   Fri, 13 Oct 2006 15:52:19 -0500

This was posted fairly recently, should be what you're looking for.

http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/technicalreports/Number1/ucla_ATSstat_tr1_1
.0.pdf

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*Ben Earnhart
*Computer Consultant and 
*ICPSR Representative
*Department of Sociology and 
*College of Liberal Arts
*University of Iowa
*(319) 335-2887
*benjamin-earnhart@uiowa.edu
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of 
> Raphael Fraser
> Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 3:47 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Stata vs SPSS
> 
> I am being persecuted by some of my students for having to learn Stata
> rather than SPSS. "SPSS is so easy to use" they say. "Why do we have
> to type every thing?" one student complained. This is always the case
> in my Intro to Stata classes but at the end of the course they show
> much appreciation for learning Stata especially when they have to do
> data manipulation. But this year is different. There is a student
> rebellion. They see me as a "Stata Dictator" and is desirous of
> "Democracy." So I have decided to be more "diplomatic" with a Stata vs
> SPSS comparison.
> 
> Who can come up with TEN reasons why my students should 
> choose Stata over SPSS?
> 
> Raphael
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