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Event History Analysis With Stata

Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Katrin Golsch, Gotz Rohwer

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ISBN 10: 0805860479 / ISBN 13: 9780805860474
Published by Psychology Press, 2007
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Title: Event History Analysis With Stata

Publisher: Psychology Press

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Event History Analysis With Stata provides an introduction to event history modeling techniques using Stata (version 9), a widely used statistical program that provides tools for data analysis. The book emphasizes the usefulness of event history models for causal analysis in the social sciences and the application of continuous-time models.
 
The authors illustrate the entire research path required in the application of event-history analysis, from the initial problems of recording event-oriented data, to data organization, to applications using the software, to the interpretation of results. The book also demonstrates, through example, how to implement hypotheses tests and how to choose the right model. The strengths and limitations of various techniques are emphasized in each example, along with an introduction to the model, details on how to input data, and the related Stata commands. Each application is accompanied by a brief explanation of the underlying statistical concept.
 
Readers are offered the unique opportunity to easily run and modify all of the book’s application examples on a computer, by visiting the author’s Web site at http://www.uni-bamberg.de/sowi/soziologie-i/eha/. Examples include survival rates of patients in medical studies; unemployment periods in economic studies; and the time it takes a criminal to break the law after his release in a criminological study. This new book supplements Event History Analysis, by Blossfeld et al, and Techniques of Event History Modeling, by Blossfeld and Rohwer, extending on their coverage of practical applications and statistical theory.
 
Intended for researchers in a variety of fields such as statistics, economics, psychology, sociology, and political science, Event History Analysis With Stata also serves as a text, in combination with the authors’ other two books, for courses on event history analysis.

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Hans-Peter Blossfeld is a professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Family Research at Bamberg University. Former editor of the European Sociological Review, he received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Mannheim in 1984. 
Katrin Golsch is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Cologne. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Bielefeld University in Germany in 2004 under the supervision of Hans-Peter Blossfeld. She teaches a course on the Introduction to STATA.  
Götz Rohwer is a professor of Social Research and Statistics at the Ruhr - University Bochum. He is the author of several books including a monograph on probability in the social sciences.

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