POL800, Prof Spirling
The deadline for the homework is November 16, in lecture (no later!). Note that the course academic honesty policy applies to every homework, including this one. Take note that this homework
uses the Bostonvoters2014.dta and subprime

Term
What are the five relevant
measures of association
and when do we use
each?
Topic 8: Correlation and Bivariate Regression Terms and Formulas
Definition
Variable
The five relevant measures of association are:
1
1. Lambda
Nominal
2. Cramers V
Nominal
3

POL800
Quant Methods in Political Science
Topic 4: Causality and Experiments
Overview
we need to establish causality
helps with explanation, prediction, policy
but lots of pitfalls
not association, cum hoc or spuriousness
the counter-factual is key
ask

POL800
Quant Methods in Political Science
1. Data and Theories
Announcements
sections begin this week
handouts on key terms
homework 1 out tonight: rtn in
lecture next Monday (acad
honesty policy applies!)
office hours begin!
Your lectures, sections

POL800
Quant Methods in Political Science
Getting Started
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Your professor
Professor Spirling
[email protected]
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Tues: 10 am11 am
Your professor
Your TAs
Your TAs
Mr Rashin (Head TA)
W230430pm, 422
sr3245
Mr Kates
M11-1pm

Unit 1: Data and Theories
Theory: conjecture about the causes of some phenomena of interest
Positive vs. normative analysis: theory about how the world is vs. how the world ought to be
Causal: there is something that needs to be explained (dependent va

POL800, Prof Spirling
Homework 6
Deadline is Wednesday, December 14 in lecture (no later!). Note that the course academic
honesty policy applies to every homework, including this one. Take note that this homework uses
the nes2012 POL800 data set, the stat

POL800
Quant Methods in Political Science
Topic 4: Causality and Experiments (contd)
Announcements
homework 2 coming in
Monday, Oct 3 in lecture (usual
honesty policy applies)
midterm is Oct 26.
POL800 in the news
Where were we?
Assessing causal claims

Due in recitations for the week of November 28th (AFTER THANSKGIVING)
Question 1:
Question 2:
Question 3:
In Orange County, 51% of the adults are males. (It doesn't take too much advanced
mathematics to deduce that the other 49% are females.) One adult i

1
TOPIC 5: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS TERMS/FORMULAS
Term
Sample Mean
Definition
The sum of all the observations for that variable in the sample divided
by the total number of observations.
Median
The median is the value in the middle when we rank all the val

Term/Question
Characteristics of a Casual Story
Topic 6: Assessing Hypotheses Terms and Formulas
Definition
1. Describes a connection between dependent
and independent variables.
2. Asserts direction
3. Is testable
How do we determine what method
of makin

Quan%taNULLe Methods In Poli%cal Science
Condi%onal Probability
New York University
Gizem Acikgoz
Structure of Probability
Experiment is a process that produces an outcome
Event an outcome of an experiment
Elemen

Quan<ta<ve Methods In Poli<cal Science
Probability Puzzles
New York University
Gizem Acikgoz
Andrejs Dunkles
Structure of Probability
Experiment is a process that produces an outcome
Event an outcome of an experi

Quantitative Methods In Political Science
Lecture 1
New York University
Gizem Acikgoz
Millennium Development Goals
1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child

Table IV Standard Normal Distribution Table
The entries in this table give the
cumulative area under the standard
normal curve to the left of z with the
i, 1_\_
values of 2 equal to 0 or negative. 0 z
z .00 .01 .02 .03 .04 .05 .06 .07 .08 .09
— 3.4

QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Assignment 5
Due November 5, 2015
Question 1
According to the 2011 National Occupant Protection Use Survey, only 84% of drivers wear
seat belts. Calculate the probabilities that out of 4 randomly selected drivers,

POL-UA 800 /ALHAM-UA 0800
Quantitative Methods in Political Science
Variable Classification
Quantitative variables are measured with non-arbitrary numerical scales. Quantitative variables can be
classified as discrete or continuous.
Discrete variables can

POL800, Prof Spirling
Deadline is Wednesday, November 30th (no later!). Note that the course academic honesty
policy applies to every homework, including this one. Take note that this homework uses the affairs
data set and the nba data set which are both

Homework II (Due October 17th, IN CLASS)
Question 1. The campaign team of Hillary Rodham Clinton was considering going
low or high on the Sundays debate. They did not know if any bad news would
emerge (i.e. They did not know which of the games wo

Pol-UA-800, Prof Spirling
Students must turn their homework in to the TAs on Monday, October 3rd at the beginning of class (no later!). Note that the course academic honesty policy applies to every
homework, including this one.
Homework 2
1. Flying is a p

POL-UA 800/ ALHAM-UA 0800
Quantitative Methods in Political Science
Probability theory is based on the occurrence of events in a random experiment. Lets
define a few basic terms:
Experiment: A process that produces outcomes. There are several possible out

Lab Project
Week 4
Week 1
1. Pick one of the three project to work on. This project will be the same for the whole project;
you will not be able to change afterwards. Remember: you are encouraged to work with other
students, but you will have to submit yo

Lab Project
Week 3
Week 1
1. Pick one of the three project to work on. This project will be the same for the whole project;
you will not be able to change afterwards. Remember: you are encouraged to work with other
students, but you will have to submit yo