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## Is Stata used for quantitative research?

Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis offers a brief but thorough introduction to analyzing data in undergraduate and graduate level research methods, statistics, and data analysis courses using Stata software.

### What are the 3 steps of data preparation for quantitative analysis?

Analyzing Quantitative Data

- Step 1: Data Validation. The purpose of data validation is to find out, as far as possible, whether the data collection was done as per the pre-set standards and without any bias.
- Step 2: Data Editing. Typically, large data sets include errors.
- Step 3: Data Coding.

#### Is Stata easier than SPSS?

Stata is used for large scale applications development. If you are a researcher from social sciences background, then no doubt, SPSS is a better choice because it is easy to use, gives technical details on all aspects of your research analysis.

**Is Stata harder than SPSS?**

SPSS is mainly used for complex data management like familiar excel spread sheet. Stata is useful in cutting edge research and ideal for developers or researchers. SPSS is a bit stronger in this area. Stata is relatively weak in this area.

**How do I use major as the base variable in Stata?**

For example by major. Check the results in the data editor: First we have to sort the data by the variable on which we are basing the id (major in this case). Then we use the command by to tell Stata that we are using major as the base variable (notice the colon).

## How do you deal with missing data in Stata?

There are advanced statistical techniques for handling this type of missing data, but perhaps the most common method is to simply eliminate these cases from any analyses.Stata contains a set of “missing codes” that tells it that the cases have not provided an answer to a particular variable.

### How do I reopen a saved do file in Stata?

On the Do File window, open the File menu and click on Save As. You can then enter a new file name, such as Chapter 3 Commands.do, and click Save. To reopen this saved do file during a later Stata session, follow the steps from above to open the Do File window.

#### What is a do file in Stata?

In fact, a do file thinks that every new line (i.e., every timeEnter is used) is a new command, which is why you do not need to include any sort of symbol to denote the end of a command line (including a carriage return [i.e., pressing Enter] inherently tells Stata that the command line is finished).