I may use stata in class this year for regression

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Unformatted text preview: t in company’s vision,” or “lie in the firm’s core competencies,” or some other business jargon du jour. Few CEO’s, however, would attempt to argue this before a skeptical board of directors without substantiating data and analysis. Nevertheless, quantitative analysis in and of itself doesn’t make for truth or understanding or insight. There is enormous room for error in how one interprets and applies quantitative analysis, and fancy technique and reams of numbers applied inappropriately can do more harm than good. I want you to complete this course with an understanding of what techniques are appropriate for a particular problem — and how to recognize when someone else proposes an inappropriate one, so that you are not bamboozled by some slick but flawed statistical analysis. Pre- requisites You...
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