Week 4 reading assignments - 2/24

February 24, 2014

The readings for next week are:

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.

Week 3 readings and announcements

February 10, 2014

The readings for this week come from UPM. Now that Gary has gone through theories of inference, you should reread chapter 2. Also, read chapter 2 so that you can familiarize yourself with the likelihood framework.

There's no lecture next week (Monday Feb. 17). But we will be having section on Feb 12 and 19.

The new (and final) study groups will be posted in the next couple days. Pay attention to Canvas for this.

Problem set 3 will be posted on Wednesday and will be due next week.

Don't forget to find a replication paper partner and choose a paper(s) by Feb. 26 Read more about Week 3 readings and announcements

Week 2 reading assignments

February 3, 2014

The reading assignment for this week is Gary's article "Publication, Publication." As you read it, be sure to note his suggestions for what makes a good replication paper. In a couple weeks (Feb. 26th) you and your coauthor will be required to submit a copy of the article you plan to replicate, as well as brief description of why you chose that article. You're also required to have one of your classmates sign off on your article choice after checking that your article meets all the criteria listed in Publication, Read more about Week 2 reading assignments

Problem Set 1 and Study Groups Posted

January 31, 2014

Problem set 1 has been posted on Canvas. It will be due next Wednesday, February 5th at 6pm. Also, the suggested study groups have been posted a Canvas discussion.

Optional R introduction section (time/location change)

January 28, 2014

For anybody who is new to R, there will be an extra section this Wednesday.

Because of a room scheduling conflict, the time and location has CHANGED from what was announced in class. The new time and location is Wednesday (Jan. 29) from 4pm-6pm in CGIS-S354.

Please come with R installed on your laptop. For instructions to install R, see here.

If you have time before Wednesday, start to familiarized yourself with R by working through Read more about Optional R introduction section (time/location change)

Week 1 reading assignments

January 28, 2014

The assigned reading for this week is chapters 1, 2,  and 3 from Gary's book Unifying Political Methodology (UPM).

Also, be sure that you're able to access the course Canvas page. If you aren't able to log in with your Harvard ID or XID, please let Sole and Stephen know.