This book serves as an introduction to the statistics programme Stata. The primary audience is students and others using statistical software for the first time. Experienced users of other statistical programmes who would like to learn Stata or Stata users lacking a comprehensive introduction will also find it useful. The book is based on Stata 13 for Windows. Stata for Mac (and for Unix) only differ very slightly from the Windows version, and most of the differences are described in the text. The book addresses three main topics: 1) Navigating Stata, 2) Data manipulation and documentation, and 3) Basic univariate, bivariate and multivariate analysis techniques including graphical illustrations. The book contains a number of exercises for the students to test and practice their skills with Stata.
Kim Mannemar Sønderskov has a PhD in Political Science from Aarhus University, Denmark. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is also the co-editor of Politica, the Danish journal of political science.