The Basics

Course introduction, What is the field of political methodology?, What is statistics?, notation, probability, probability densities, statistical simulation.

2015 Lecture

 Lecture 2 Video (2 hrs) (2/2/15)
 Lecture 1 Video (2 hrs) (1/26/15)
 Slides 

2015 Section

 Section 2 Video
 Section 2 Slides
 Section 2 R code
Probability distribution relationships
 Section 1 Video
 Section 1 Slides
 Section 1 R code 
 Section 1 information handout
 Section 0 R tutorial video
 Section 0 R tutorial code and data

2014 Lecture

 Lecture 2 Video (2 hrs)
 Lecture 1 Video (2 hrs)
 Slides used in class 
 Printable version of slides

2014 Section

 Section 2 video
 Section 2 slides
 Section 2 R code
Probability distribution relationships
 Section 1 Video
 Section 1 slides
 Section 1 R code 
 Section 1 information handout
 Section 0 R tutorial video
 Section 0 R tutorial code and data

2013 Lecture

 Lecture 1 Video (2 hrs)
 Lecture 2 Video (2 hrs)
 Slides used in class
 Printable version of slides
 R code examples

2013 Section

 Section 2 Video (1 hr)
 Section 2 Slides
 Section 1 Video (1.5 hrs)
 Section 1 Slides
Intro to R section materials

2012 Lecture

 Lecture 1 Video (2 hrs)
 Lecture 2 Video (2 hrs)
 Slides used in class
 Printable version of slides
 R code examples

2012 Section

 Section 0: Introduction to R (optional)
 Section 1: Probability Review

2010 Lecture (selections):

 Introduction: Advanced Quantitative Research Methodology
 Course Introduction (17:49)
 What is Statistics? (24:24)
 Statistical Models - Part 1 (15:31)
 Statistical Models - Part 2 (32:51)
 Simulation (11:34)
 Probability Densities (16:57)
 Bernoulli and Binomial Distributions (23:28)

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