**Quantitative Research Methods**

RPAD/RPOS 517

Spring 2018

RPAD/RPOS 517

Spring 2018

**Syllabus: (updating)**

Syllabus (Spring 2018)

**Syllabus from Spring 2017:**

Syllabus (Spring 2017)

**Class Schedule and Materials**

Week | Topic | Assignments | Code | ||
---|---|---|---|---|---|

At Home (before class) |
In Class | Stata | R | ||

1 |
Welcome Introduction Computing: Tooling Up! |
Read: Notes on Computing Introduction to Stata Introduction to LaTeX 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 (YouTube) Intro to LaTeX (YouTube, using MiKTeX and TeXStudio) |
Introductions Syllabus Computing: Intro to Stata Intro to LaTeX Intro to Assigmment 0.01 |
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? |
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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:**

__General:__

Workflow Notes

Computing Notes

__Programming:__

Stata Notes

R Notes

Notes on Moving Between R and Stata (Jupyter and knitr)

Python Notes

__Text Processing:__

LaTeX Notes

Markdown Notes

HTML Notes

__Integration:__

MarkDoc

knitr in R

Sweave in R

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