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A Practical Introduction to Stata


  • Mark E. McGovern

    (University College Dublin)


This document provides an introduction to the use of Stata. It is designed to be an overview rather than a comprehensive guide, aimed at covering the basic tools necessary for econometric analysis. Topics covered include data management, graphing, regression analysis, binary outcomes, ordered and multinominal regression, time series and panel data. Stata commands are shown in the context of practical examples.

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  • Mark E. McGovern, 2012. "A Practical Introduction to Stata," Working Papers 201201, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucd:wpaper:201201

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