[Freedman] = Freedman, David, Robert Pisani, and Roger Purves. Statistics. 3rd ed. W.W. Norton and Company, 1997. ISBN: 9780393970838.
[Gujarati] = Gujarati, Damodar M. Basic Econometrics. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2002. ISBN: 9780071123433.
[Kellstedt] = Kellstedt, Paul M., and Guy D. Whitten. The Fundamentals of Political Science Research. Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780521697880.
[Kohler] = Kohler, Ulrich, and Frauke Kreuter. Data Analysis Using Stata. 2nd ed. Stata Press, 2008. ISBN: 9781597180467.
[Tufte] = Tufte, Edward R. Data Analysis for Politics and Policy. Prentice Hall, 1974. ISBN: 9780131975255.
[Utts] = Utts, Jessica M., and Robert F. Heckard. Mind on Statistics. 3rd ed. Duxbury Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780534998646.
|2||Introduction to STATA®||
“The First Time.” Chapter 1 in [Kohler].
“Working With Do-files.” Chapter 2 in [Kohler].
“The Grammar of Stata.” Chapter 3 in [Kohler].
“General Comments on the Statistical Commands.” Chapter 4 in [Kohler].
“Creating and Changing Variables.” Chapter 5 in [Kohler].
|3||Descriptive statistics I||
“The Histogram.” Chapter 3 in [Freedman].
“The Average and the Standard Deviation.” Chapter 4 in [Freedman].
“Creating and Changing Graphs.” Chapter 6 in [Kohler].
“Describing and Comparing Distributions.” Chapter 7 in [Kohler].
“Turning Data Into Information.” Chapter 2 in [Utts].
|4||Data resources and library research||No readings|
|5||Descriptive statistics II||“Descriptive Statistics and Graphs.” Chapter 6 in [Kellstedt].|
|6||Bivariate relationships I||
“Bivariate Regression Models.” Chapter 9 in [Kellstedt].
“Introduction to Data Analysis.” Chapter 1 in [Tufte].
“The Nature Of Regression Analysis.” Chapter 1 in [Gujarati].
“Two-Variable Regression Analysis: Some Basic Ideas.” Chapter 2 in [Gujarati].
“Two-Variable Regression Model: The Problem of Estimation.” Chapter 3 in [Gujarati].
“Extensions of the Two-Variable Linear Regression Model.” Chapter 6 in [Gujarati].
|7||Bivariate relationships II||Tufte, Edward R. Visual and Statistical Thinking: Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions. Graphics Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780961392130.|
|8||Multiple regression I||
“Multiple Regression Models I: The Basics.” Chapter 10 in [Kellstedt].
“Introduction to Linear Regression.” Chapter 8 in [Kohler]. pp. 181–96.
“Two-Variable Linear Regression.” Chapter 3 in [Tufte].
“Multiple Regression Analysis: The Problem of Estimation.” Chapter 7 in [Gujarati].
|9||Multiple regression II||
“Multiple Regression Models II: Crucial Extensions.” Chapter 11 in [Kellstedt].
“Multiple Regression.” Chapter 4 in [Tufte].
|10||Presentation of group projects||No readings|
|11–12||Workshop and individual meetings||No readings|
|13||Sampling and inference I||“Statistical Inference.” Chapter 7 in [Kellstedt].|
|14||Sampling and inference II||
“Bivariate Hypothesis Testing.” Chapter 8 in [Kellstedt].
“Inference About Simple Regression.” Chapter 14 in [Utts].
“The Expected Value and Standard Error.” Chapter 17 in [Freedman].
“The Normal Approximation for Probability Histograms.” Chapter 18 in [Freedman].
“Chance Errors in Sampling.” Chapter 20 in [Freedman].
“The Accuracy of Percentages.” Chapter 21 in [Freedman].
“The Accuracy of Averages.” Chapter 23 in [Freedman].
“A Model for Measurement Error.” Chapter 24 in [Freedman].
“Tests of Significance.” Chapter 26 in [Freedman].
“More Tests for Averages.” Chapter 27 in [Freedman].
“A Closer Look at Tests of Significance.” Chapter 29 in [Freedman].
|15||Make up - this is a built-in flexible day, to make up lost time if we get behind||No readings|
|16–17||Preliminary final project presentations and work sessions – these sessions are for you to work on your project and seek help||Achen, Christopher H. Interpreting and Using Regression. Sage Publications, 1982. ISBN: 9780803919150. [Preview with Google Books ]|
|18||Short exam which will cover all the technical material in the class||No readings|
|19–22||Preliminary final project presentations and work sessions||No readings|
|23–26||Final project presentations||No readings|