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st: Data Management Using Stata: A Practical Handbook

From   Michael Norman Mitchell <>
Subject   st: Data Management Using Stata: A Practical Handbook
Date   Thu, 06 May 2010 15:20:16 -0700


I am delighted to announce that my newest book, Data Management Using Stata: A Practical Handbook, will begin shipping on May 21, 2010. You can visit

to see more about the book including the table of contents, the front and back cover, and how to place an order. The price is $48 plus shipping.

Here is what the Stata technical group wrote about the book...

Michael Mitchell’s Data Management Using Stata comprehensively covers data-management tasks, from those a beginning statistician would need to those hard-to-verbalize tasks that can confound an experienced user. Mitchell does this all in simple language with illustrative examples.

The book is modular in structure and based on data-management tasks rather than on clusters of commands. This format is helpful because it allow readers to find and read just what is needed to solve a problem at hand. To complement this format, the book is in a style that will teach even sporadic readers good habits in data management, even if the reader chooses to read chapters out of order.

One of the themes that runs through the book is the absolute necessity of reproducibility and an audit trail. This theme is emphasized subtly—instead of stressing programming esoterica, Mitchell reinforces simple habits and points out the time-savings of being careful. Mitchell’s experience in UCLA’s Academic Technology Services clearly drives much of his advice.

Mitchell includes advice for those who would like to learn to write their own data-management Stata commands. And even experienced users will learn new tricks and new ways to approach data-management problems.

This is a great book, thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in data management using Stata.

Best regards,

Michael N. Mitchell
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