Empirical Research: Getting Started with Stata

15 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2017

Date Written: June 2017


This article provides a guide to approaching empirical research work for the first time, as well as obtaining a foundation in the use of the statistical software package, Stata. The emphasis revolves around data cleaning and its importance in writing a good research essay. I also cover a basic introduction to Stata, the importance of do‐files, common data problems and good coding practice. In closing, I advise that not everything in research needs to go to plan, but that good research practice makes it easier to adapt when plans do not work out.

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Tiong, Daniel, Empirical Research: Getting Started with Stata (June 2017). Australian Economic Review, Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp. 236-250, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2978897 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8462.12225

Daniel Tiong (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne ( email )

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Carlton, Victoria 3053

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