Statistics

| last update: 2018-02-19

statistics software

  • R is a powerful programming language especially designed for statitical analysis.
  • IBM SPSS is one of the most commonly used commercial statistical analysis applications. Can be operated via a graphical user interface, but the command line is much more powerful. The scripting language seems dated, but (to a certain point) it is possible to integrate routines from python and R.
  • Stata and SAS are other commonly used commercial solutions.

Literature

on R

  • Andy Field / Jeremy Miles / Zoe Fiels Discovering Statistics Using R (more than 950 pages)
  • Germán Rodríguez Introducing R (a short introduction / basic concepts on 35 pages)
  • Google Programming Style Guide for R

in german

  • Andreas Diekmann "Empirische Sozialforschung. Grundlagen. Methoden, Anwendungen": gute Einführung in Datenerhebung und Datenauswertung. Behandelt grundlegende Fragen der Untersuchungsplanung und die Vermeidung von Fehlern bei der Erhebung.
  • Tomma Schröder (2011) "Der Mythos vom gesunden Migranten" in Max Plank Forschung 3/2011, S. 32-38
    Führt am Beispiel der Lebenserwartung von Migranten etliche Fehlerquellen amtlicher Bevölkerungsstatistiken vor.