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Re: st: Stata resources for newbie


From   Margaret MacDougall <Margaret.MacDougall@ed.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata resources for newbie
Date   Tue, 28 May 2013 12:22:21 +0100

Many thanks, Nick and Robert, for your valued speedy responses. Yes, I am trying to introduce a student of statistics to Stata within the context of a summer project, where they will have lots to learn beyond Stata programming. Therefore, when using Stata, they need to focus on the exercise of translating the types of formulae that arise within the context of non-standard hypothesis testing into a language they have not met before. In terms of a suitable resource, I expect the keywords are 'systematic' and 'focused'.

Nick, in your reply, I understand you as saying that it is "[U]" that is "the most obvious and the most instructive single source". Could you kindly confirm what is meant by "[U]". Please excuse me for not knowing.

Best wishes

Margaret

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On 27/05/2013 18:49, Nick Cox wrote:
Richard's right, but I am usually surprised that most recommendations
overlook what is to me the most obvious and the most instructive
single source.

[U] starts very easy and gets more difficult in a well graded way. But
Margaret's question seems to imply someone not a beginner in
statistics, just in Stata, and [U] is ideal for such person. Numerous
users seem to determined to slow themselves down by Googling
everything when the richest resource is bundled on the language within
Stata.
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 27 May 2013 18:32, Richard Williams<richardwilliams.ndu@gmail.com>  wrote:
Numerous freebie resources are listed at

http://www.stata.com/links/resources-for-learning-stata/

I myself use the UCLA pages a lot. My own Stata highlights page is at

http://www3.nd.edu/~rwilliam/stats/StataHighlights.html

For books, see

http://www.stata.com/bookstore/books-on-stata/

The book by Hamilton is the classic and it is what I used when I started.
But several good newer books (e.g. Acock) have come along in recent years.
Which you prefer might depend on your field of study.



At 11:02 AM 5/27/2013, Margaret MacDougall wrote:

Hello

I would welcome ideas on useful resources (including textbooks) which list
users have used successfully in helping complete beginners with Stata to
learn efficiently how to translate formulae and equations from theoretical
statistics into Stata syntax. The new user will be applying  formulae within
the context of hypothesis testing but using modern methods unavailable
through a point-and-click approach.

Many thanks

Best wishes

Margaret

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