Readings for this week: Read more about Readings for 3-23-2015
The new reading for this week is "How Robust Standard Errors Expose Methodological Problems They Do Not Fix" - King and Roberts. Also there's no lecture/section/office hours next week because it's spring break.
The readings for this week are as follows:
The readings for next week are:
Reread chapter 4 of UPM. Specifically focus on sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, and 4.6.Eschewing Obfuscation? Campaigns and the Perception of U.S. Senate Incumbents by Charles Franklin (1991)
Also, don't forget to submit your replication paper topics to Canvas by Wednesday at 6pm. You should also begin to try to get the data for the paper you're planning to replicate, as Gary discussed at the beginning of lecture today.
As you've probably heard, classes are cancelled tomorrow at Harvard. Even though we won't have class, we don't want to fall behind schedule. As such, we'd like you all to watch a lecture video from last year. You should start at about 31:20 and watch to the end. In section on Wednesday we'll be discussing some of this material, so please watch the video before then. Here's the link to it: http://cm.dce.harvard.edu/2014/02/22403/L03/index_H264SingleHighBandwidth-16x9.shtml Read more about Announcements for 2-9-15
The reading for this week is Gary's article "Publication, Publication." You can find a copy of the paper at this url: http://gking.harvard.edu/files/abs/paperspub-abs.shtml
Don't forget the first problem set is due on Wednesday (Feb. 4) at 6pm. We'll be posting the second problem set (and the first assessment question) after section Wednesday night.
We have lots of announcements for this first week of classes.
1. We'd like everybody to fill out this survey by Wednesday night. It should only take a few minutes to do. We'd like to get some information about your background and interest in the class, so that we can better tailor it to your needs. Here's the link: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_88iRq78aNCIAujj Read more about First week of class announcements
For anybody who does not have experience coding in R, I'll be holding an extra (optional) section during the first week of classes where I'll give a crash course. If R is totally new to you, I'd suggest finding some time to work through the tutorials that I've put together here: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/prefresher/additional-r-resources. The crash course I do at the extra section will be based on those tutorials, but will be significantly shorter. Read more about Optional R crash course
Next Monday is the last lecture of the semester!
This week's readings: Read more about Readings for 4-21
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