
DATA MANAGEMENT
Overview
A brief graduatelevel introduction to data management with Excel, SPSS, Stata, and SAS
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INTRODUCTION TO DATA MANAGEMENT Introduction 5 About the Datasets 7 For SPSS 7 For Stata 7 For SAS 7 For Excel 7 Basic "Rules" of Data Management 8 Overview 8 Finding "Clerical Errors"  and Correcting Them 10 SPSS 15 Overview 15 Data types in SPSS 16 Working with Variables 17 Transforming Variables 22 Selecting Observations 26 Changing the Structure of Your Data in SPSS 28 Merging and appending 36 Stata 39 Overview 39 Data types in Stata 42 Working with Variables 49 Transforming Variables 60 Selecting Observations 62 Changing the Structure of Your Data in Stata 64 Merging and appending data 72 SAS 77 Overview 77 Working with Variables 79 Using the do command 85 Transforming Variables 91 Selecting Observations 95 Changing the Structure of Your Data in SAS 98 Merging and appending data 106 Excel 111 Freezing Panes 111 Sorting Columns 114 Cut/CopyandPaste options 115 Working with Cell Values 116 Working with Formulas 118 The Data Analysis Tool 125 Overview 125 Descriptive statistics 127 Histograms 129 More on installing the Analysis tool 131 Graphs 132 Concluding remarks 136 Basic rules  redux 136 There's more 136 Other statistical software 137 Acknowledgments 138 Bibliography 139 Pagecount: 141