Announcements

1st class, 1/28/2013

January 19, 2013

Please bring a charged smartphone, laptop, or other web-enabled device to class.

Week 12 Reading Assignment

April 16, 2012
DUE: 8:00am Sunday, April 22

READING: 1) Hopkins and King "A Method of Automated Nonparametric Content Analysis for Social Science" (words.pdf), and 2) Grimmer and King "General Purpose Computer-Assisted Clustering and Conceptualization" (201018067_online_1.pdf)

Week 11 Reading Assignments

April 9, 2012
DUE: 8:00am Sunday, April 15

READING: 1) "Analyzing Incomplete Political Science Data: An Alternative Algorithm for Multiple Imputation" (King et al.pdf); 2) "What to Do about Missing Values in Time-Series Cross-Section Data" (HonakerKing.pdf)

Problem Set 7

March 29, 2012
DUE: Thursday Apr. 12, 6:00pm
Problem Set 6 is has been posted on iSites. It is due before Section 11 on iSties dropbox.
This is the last problem set.

Week 9 Reading Assignments

March 26, 2012

DUE: 8:00am Sunday, April 2
READING: Imai, King, Stuart. 2008. "Misunderstandings between experimentalists and observationalists about causal inference" in NB
VIDEO: End of March 28, 2011 Video Part II: Bias-Variance Tradeoff in Matching, Space Graph.

Problem Set 6

March 19, 2012
DUE: Thursday Mar. 29, 6:00pm
Problem Set 6 is has been posted on iSites. It is due before Section 9 on iSties dropbox.

Week 8 Reading Assignments

March 19, 2012

DUE: 8:00am Sunday, March 25
READING:

  • Ho et. al 2007 "Matching as Nonparametric Preprocessing for Reducing Model Dependence in Parametric Causal Inference" matchp.pdf in NB 
  • Iacus et. al. 2009 "Causal Inference Without Balance Checking: Coarsened Exact Matching" cem-plus.pdf in NB 
  • Iacus and King. 2012 “How Coarsening Simplifies Matching-Based Causal Inference Theory” multi.pdf in NB (this one is optional and more difficult, but we hope you’ll try it!)