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Economics 20 - Prof. Anderson 1 Summary and Conclusions Carrying Out an Empirical Project
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Economics 20 - Prof. Anderson 2 Choosing a Topic Start with a general area or set of questions Make sure you are interested in the topic Use on-line services such as EconLit to investigate past work on this topic Narrow down your topic to a specific question or issue to be investigated Work through the theoretical issue
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Economics 20 - Prof. Anderson 3 Choosing Data Want data that includes measures of the things that your theoretical model imply are important Investigate what type of data sets have been used in the past literature Search for what other data sets are available (for example, ICPSR) Consider collecting your own data
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4 Using the Data Create variables appropriate for analysis For example, create dummy variables from categorical variables, create hourly wages, etc. Check the data for missing values, errors,
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