Lecture 2 Research Design

Lecture 2 Research Design - The Uses of Empirical Data...

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9/14/11 The Uses of Empirical Data
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9/14/11 The Uses of Empirical Data Describe the social/political world
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9/14/11 The Uses of Empirical Data Describe the social/political world Understand the social/political world
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9/14/11 The Uses of Empirical Data Describe the social/political world Understand the social/political world - Independent and dependent variables
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9/14/11 The Uses of Empirical Data Describe the social/political world Understand the social/political world - Independent and dependent variables - Correlation vs. Causation
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9/14/11 The Uses of Empirical Data Describe the social/political world Understand the social/political world - Independent and dependent variables - Correlation vs. Causation - The Fundamental Problem of Causality
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9/14/11 Controlled Experiments Researcher manipulates independent variable - Control group estimates Y(0) - Method or manipulation: deterministic or random - Random assignment more useful in social sciences Researcher observes dependent
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course STATISTICS 0825 taught by Professor Dr.arceneaux during the Fall '09 term at Temple.

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Lecture 2 Research Design - The Uses of Empirical Data...

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