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Re: st: very simple statistical analysis question for survey data

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: very simple statistical analysis question for survey data
Date   Thu, 08 Nov 2007 00:58:10 -0500

At 12:40 AM 11/8/2007, Jen McCormick wrote:
Hello Stata Listserve -

A colleague and I are analyzing categorical survey data using tabulate <varname1> <varname2> if <varname3>, chi2 and gologit2 <outcomevar> <explanatoryvar1> <explanatoryvar2> etc, autofit. In building our models we are using output from the contingency tables we have created using tabulation (both simple 2-way tables as well as the slightly more complicated tables noted above) as well as common sense

Are there other resources (geared toward novices) we ought to be referencing? Have we missed an important step?

Any suggestions as to where we might, as beginners, locate insightful resources - documentation or persons, are much appreciated.
Jen, it isn't totally clear what you want to do. And, fond as I am of gologit2, I don't know that I would jump to it quite as quickly as you seem to be doing.

I would suggest getting a good grounding in Categorical Data Analysis using Stata first. Toward that end, I highly recommend Long & Freese's book:

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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