Sarah Dhillon
PS 1
20 July 2016
United States v. Nixon
a. The case was decided July 1974
b. This case has to do with President Nixon near the time he was going to run again
for the election. During th
Define each of the following terms:
Induction
Deduction
Operationalize
False Positive
False Negative
Downsian Spatial Model
Rational Choice Theory
Sequential vs simultaneous (in context of game theory
PS 3: Introduction to Empirical Analysis and
Quantitative Methods
Jason Wittenberg
University of California, Berkeley
Summer 2017
Wittenberg (UC Berkeley)
PS 3: Introduction to Empirical Analysis and
PS 3: Spatial Party Competition and Introduction to
Game Theory
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University of California, Berkeley
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PS 3: The Art of Theory-Building
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Downsian Spatial Mo
PS 3: Causality
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University of California, Berkeley
Wittenberg (UC Berkeley)
PS 3: Causality
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The focus on causality
One goal of political science is to evaluate causal theories/
Practice Regression Problem
You are working for an incumbents political campaign and are eager to show off what you
learned in PS3. So you run a simple OLS regression, with incumbent vote as the depen
PS 3: Research Design
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University of California, Berkeley
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PS 3: Research Design
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What is being compared to what?
Making good comparisons is one of the ke
PS 3: Bivariate Regression
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University of California, Berkeley
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PS 3: Bivariate Regression
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Correlation and bivariate regression
Recall table 7.1: when we
PS 3: Conceptualization and Measurement
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University of California, Berkeley
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PS 3: Conceptualization and Measurement
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How do we evaluate our theories?
How
Sarah Dhillon
Issue Analysis
Issue 6- Yes
1. Title and author of article: Constitutional Interpretation: Yes by Antonin Scalia
2. Briefly state the main ideas of this article: Scalia doesnt agree with
Sarah Dhillon
PS 1
28 June 2016
Roe v. Wade
a. The abortion case about Roe v. Wade was decided January 1973 in favor or
Roe.
b. Roe wanted abortion to be legalized whether it be due to the risk of the
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4 types of DataSets
Cross-sectional Data(set): data is collected at one time
Panel Data(set): repeated measures for 2 or m
PS 3: Introduction to Empirical Analysis and
Quantitative Methods
Jason Wittenberg
University of California, Berkeley
Wittenberg (UC Berkeley)
PS 3: Introduction to Empirical Analysis and Quantitative