Useful Programs for Soc. 708

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					Useful Programs for Soc. 708

            Stata
           Word
           LaTeX
           Excel
                  Stata
• One of several statistical programs
  – SPSS
  – SAS
  –R
• Soc. department tends to use Stata
• Homework for this class uses it
         Stata: Getting Access
• Computer labs
  – Odum Institute lab in Manning
    •   All computers have Stata
    •   Helpful consultants
    •   Short courses
    •   Field trip, end of this class!
  – Sociology lab Hamilton (Room 228/207)
    • Non-Soc grad. Students: email me name & onyen!
    • Computers have Stata
  – Health Sciences library (possibly)
        Stata: Getting Access
• Remote access
  • Citrix – http://oasis.unc.edu/
  • [Demonstration]
• Buying Stata
  • Most people will be fine with using the lab
  • A few people will end up buying Stata
    eventually
             Using Stata
• Who has used it?

• Who has used any statistical program?
Using Stata
             Using Stata
•   Variables
•   Command window
•   Results window
•   Review
Using Stata
Using Stata
Using Stata
               Stata Resources
• This class
  – Lecture notes
  – Stata notes for each module
  – Hamilton book
• Odum Institute workshop ! ! !
 September 30 – October 02 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Cathy Zimmer (very helpful person)
 Handouts on the web
• As you go: Stata help menu, Google…
                   Word
Mathematical symbols, Greek letters…
• Insert/Symbol and choose one by one
Or try…
• Insert/Object/Microsoft Equation 3.0

Superscripting, subscripting…
• Format/Font and choose
• As you type: Ctrl-shift-+ to superscript123
                   Word
Tables
• Create table
  – Toolbar
  – Table/Insert … choose # of rows and columns
• Format table
  – Right click and change line appearance
                   LaTeX
• High quality symbols, letters, etc.
  – E.g., Syllabus created in LaTeX
• Involves programming; high “start-up cost”
• May be worth it for some people (markup
  language I know nothing about)
• Available at Odum Institute lab
  – (lab consultant Jamie Monogan can help)
                    Excel
• Math functions
  – Sum
  – “=“ at beginning of column indicates function
  – Copy functions
• Cut and paste tables from Excel
• Entering data
  – [Demo, if time: enter qaire data then
    transpose columns]
  More about Odum, Soc. etc.
• Cathy Zimmer
• Field trip to Odum

				
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