Lab1_CentralTendency

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Adolescent Health. This file is called “lab1.dta” and it is available for download on OnCourse in the Resources section ( Lab> Lab 1 ). Part 1 Here, you’ll be looking at the number of delinquent acts committed by each respondent the variable is called delinq . 1. Using the list command, create a list of all the respondents and their respective number of delinquent acts committed in the last year. Copy and paste the command and output from Stata to the appropriate place on the output sheet. 2. Using the tabulate command with the missing option (,m), construct the univariate distribution of this variable. You should now have a frequency distribution produced by Stata. (Quick note on terminology: The “Percent” columns given by Stata are just like relative frequencies multiplied by 100. The “Cum.” column shows the cumulative relative frequencies multiplied by 100. Also, notice that no observations are listed as missing, which means that everyone provided an answer to this question. If any observations were missing, we would typically just exclude them from the analysis. Stata does this automatically.) Copy and paste the command and output from Stata to the appropriate place on the output sheet.

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3. Using the summarize command (with the detail option), find the mean and median of the number of delinquent acts for all respondents in the dataset. (Hint: the median is one of the percentiles.) Copy and paste the command and output from Stata to the appropriate place on the output sheet. Circle all of the relevant pieces of the Stata output. Write each of these sample statistics below and provide a brief interpretation.
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