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Applied Statistics Using Stata

Applied Statistics Using Stata
A Guide for the Social Sciences

Second Edition
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April 2022 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Straightforward, clear, and applied, this book will give you the theoretical and practical basis you need to apply data analysis techniques to real data.

Combining key statistical concepts with detailed technical advice, it addresses common themes and problems presented by real research, and shows you how to adjust your techniques and apply your statistical knowledge to a range of datasets. It also embeds code and software output throughout and is supported by online resources to enable practice and safe experimentation.

The book includes:
·       Original case studies and data sets
·       Practical exercises and lists of commands for each chapter
·       Downloadable Stata programmes created to work alongside chapters
·       A wide range of detailed applications using Stata
·       Step-by-step guidance on writing the relevant code.

This is the perfect text for anyone doing statistical research in the social sciences getting started using Stata for data analysis. 

Chapter 1. Research and Statistics
Chapter 2. Introduction to Stata
Chapter 3. Simple (Bivariate) Regression
Chapter 4. Multiple Regression
Chapter 5. Dummy-Variable Regression
Chapter 6. Interaction/Moderation Effects Using Regression
Chapter 7. Linear Regression Assumptions and Diagnostics
Chapter 8. Logistic Regression
Chapter 9. Survival Analysis
Chapter 10. Multilevel Analysis
Chapter 11. Panel Data Analysis
Chapter 12. Time Series Analysis
Chapter 13. Exploratory Factor Analysis
Chapter 14. Structural Equation Modelling and Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Chapter 15. Advanced Statistical Techniques
Chapter 16. Programming and Dynamic Reporting Using Stata


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Student Resources (Free to access) 

  • Stata codes and data sets

Teaching Resources (Log-in needed) 

  • PowerPoint slides for each chapter
  • Links to videos that expand on topics covered in the book
  • Further reading recommendations and weblinks
  • Testbank containing questions related to the book’s key concepts  



Newly updated, now with more advanced content, this book remains a must have for those studying applied statistics. The book is practically orientated with intuitive theoretical explanations, a wide array  “how-to-do-it” examples and an engaging narrative.  You won’t’ be sorry!

Franz Buscha
Processor of Economics, University of Westminster

This is a most impressive teaching and learning resource. Mehmetoglu and Jakobsen expertly introduce introductory to advanced social science data analysis skills in a clear and engaging manner. This text teaches students how to do data analysis in a transparent and principled manner.

Roxanne Connelly
Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Quantitative Methods, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Mehmetoglu and Jakobsen's book offers a concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to the statistical methods that are widely used in data analysis. In addition to presenting a thorough overview of the basics of conducting empirical research, the book also emphasizes how to use Stata to analyze data in practice. This book is an excellent starting point for those who are interested in empirical work.

Hector H. Sandoval
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Florida

Mehmet Mehmetoglu

Mehmet Mehmetoglu is a Professor of Research Methods in the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His research interests include consumer psychology, evolutionary psychology and statistical methods. Mehmetoglu has co/publications in about 35 different refereed international journals, among which include Personality and Individual Differences, Evolutionary Psychology and the Journal of Statistical Software.  More About Author

Tor Georg Jakobsen

Tor Georg Jakobsen is professor of political science at NTNU Business School at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His research interests include political behavior, peace research and statistical methods. Jakobsen has authored and co-authored articles in, among others, European Sociological Review, Work, Employment and Society and Conflict Management and Peace Science. More About Author

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