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Quantitative Research Methods
RPAD/RPOS 517

Syllabus - Current (updating): Spring 2019

Syllabi (Old): Spring 2018; Spring 2017

Class Schedule and Materials

Assignments
Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Read:
Replication articles
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) Template (.py)

Assignments
Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Read: Bailey, Ch 2
Do: Assignment 1A
Do: Assignment 1B Assignment Template
using MarkDoc
(.md or .tex)
Assignment Template (.Rmd) Template (.py)

Assignments
Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Assignment 2A Assignment 2B

Assignments
Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Assignment 3A Assignment 3B Midterm Template
(.do for LaTeX)
Midterm Template
(.Rmd)
Python (.py)

Topic
Assignments
Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Assignment 4A Assignment 4B

Topic
Assignments
Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Model Evaluation Assignment 5A Assignment 5B

Topic
Assignments
Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Graphing Assignment 6A Assignment 6B

Assignments
Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Diagnostics and
Case Selection
Assignment 7A Assignment 7B

Assignments
Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python

Topic Assignments Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Diagnostics and
Case Selection
Assignment 7A Assignment 7B

Topic Assignments Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Dummy Variables and
Dummy Interactions
Assignment 8A Assignment 8B Pre-Registration
Template
(.do for LaTeX)
Pre-Registration
Template (.Rmd)

Topic Assignments Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Continuous Interactions Assignment 9A Assignment 9B

Topic Assignments Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Transformations,
Non-linearities,
Standardized Coefficients
Assignment 10A Assignment 10B

Topic Assignments Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
13 Locally-Weighted OLS Assignment 11A Assignment 11B

Topic Assignments Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
Dummy Dependent Variables Assignment 12A Assignment 12B

Topic Assignments Code
At Home
(before class)
In Class Stata R Python
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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