Stata has been helpful for students in pursuing their research. This tool helps students choose techniques which suites them the most for conducting their research successfully.
But, do you know Stata? Are you aware of its functions and how it functions for research students?
Basically, Stata is the most popular programme choosen for statistical analysis. What makes it a favourite among students is that it is very powerful and relatively easy to learn.
It is a good choice for data management as it is straightforward and flexible syntax. It shares a high value as it denotes a very large number of statistical techniques.
Stata also shares a wide user community. The aim and objective of Stata for Researchers is to provide them with a solid foundation to ensure they can build on to become an expert Stata user.
There are two options with researchers to use Stata. The first one is to use it as an interactive tool: Under this process, they can start Stata by loading their data, and thereafter they can start typing or clicking on commands.
This is an excellent way to learn Stata as the researchers get an immediate feedback; In the long run, this method also helps in exploring their data and in figuring out what they want to do.
It also helps to check out if their programmes are working without any hassles. However, in terms of any interactive work, it cannot be easily or reliably replicated, or modified if researchers have a quick shift in their mindset. It is also difficult to recover from mistake as there’s no “undo” command in Stata.
Researchers are also privileged to treat Stata as a programming language. Under this approach, they can write their programs while calling do files, and run them as they are completed.
A do file shares the same commands which researchers type in interactive Stata.
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