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Quantitative Research Methods
RPAD/RPOS 517
Spring 2018

Syllabus: (updating)

Syllabus from Spring 2017:
syllabus.pdf

Class Schedule and Materials

Week Topic Assignments Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R
1 Welcome
Introduction

Computing:
Tooling Up!
Download and install:
R and RStudio

Browse pricing
for: Stata

Browse options
for LaTeX:
Notes on LaTeX

Videos:
Intro to R
Intro to RStudio
Intro to Stata
Intro to LaTeX
Syllabus

Computing:
Stata, R, LaTeX,
HTML, and
Markdown
Template 1
(.do-file in markdown)

Template 2
(.do-file in LaTeX)
Template 1 (.Rmd)
2 Two Revolutions:
Causation &
Replication

Research
Transparency:
What makes a
do-file/script good?
3 Concepts, Measurement,
& Data Management
Assignment 1A Assignment 1B Assignment Template
using MarkDoc
(.md or .tex)
Assignment Template (.Rmd)
4 Bivariate OLS Assignment 2A Assignment 2B
5 Inference and Hypothesis Testing Assignment 3A Assignment 3B Midterm Template
(.do for LaTeX)
Midterm Template
(.Rmd)
6 Multivariate OLS Assignment 4A Assignment 4B
7 Model Evaluation Assignment 5A Assignment 5B
8 Graphing Assignment 6A Assignment 6B
9 Diagnostics and
Case Selection
Assignment 7A Assignment 7B
10 Dummy Variables and
Dummy Interactions
Assignment 8A Assignment 8B Pre-Registration
Template
(.do for LaTeX)
Pre-Registration
Template (.Rmd)
11 Continuous Interactions Assignment 9A Assignment 9B
12 Transformations,
Non-linearities,
Standardized Coefficients
Assignment 10A Assignment 10B
13 Locally-Weighted OLS Assignment 11A Assignment 11B
14 Dummy Dependent Variables Assignment 12A Assignment 12B
15 Review; Extensions;
Next Steps
Replication
Template
(.do for LaTeX)

Review
Template
(.do for LaTeX)
Replication
Template (.Rmd)

Review
Template (.Rmd)

Additional Resources:

Computing Notes
Workflow Notes
Stata Notes
R Notes
Notes on Moving Between R and Stata (Jupyter and knitr)
Python Notes
LaTeX Notes
Markdown Notes
HTML Notes

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