Readings

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Books to Purchase

Amazon logo Gujarati, Damodar N. Basic Econometrics. 4th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2002. ISBN: 9780072478525.

Amazon logo Hamilton, Lawrence C. Statistics with STATA 8. 5th ed. Southbank, Victoria; Belmont, CA: Duxbury Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780534997564.

Amazon logo Achen, Christopher H. Interpreting and Using Regression. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1982. ISBN: 9780803919150.


LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction: Approaches to Political Analysis
2 Measurement Gujarati. "Introduction."

Amazon logo Freedman, et al. Statistics. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1997, chapters 1, 2, and 6. ISBN: 9780393970838.

Amazon logo Utts, J., and R. Heckard. Mind on Statistics. Belmont, CA: Duxbury Press, 2003, chapter 3. ISBN: 9780534393052.

Mosteller, Frederick. "Errors: Nonsampling Errors." In International Encyclopedia of Statistics. Edited by William H. Kruskal and Judith M. Tanur. New York, NY: Free Press, 1978. ISBN: 0029179602. (To be handed out in class.)
3 Data Resources and Library Research
4 Introduction to STATA® Hamilton. Chapter 1 and 2.

Handouts: "How to use the STATA infile and infix commands" and "How to use the STATA 'merge' command."

Juul, Svend. "Introduction to STATA." (PDF)
5 Measurement (cont.)
6 Descriptive Univariate Statistics Amazon logo Freedman, et al. Statistics. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1997, chapters 3 and 4. ISBN: 9780393970838.

Hamilton. pp. 65-73, 90-100.
7 Correlation and Bivariate Regression Gujarati. Chapters 1-3, and 6.

Hamilton. pp. 159–185, 215-229.
8 Multiple Regression I Gujarati. Chapter 7.

Amazon logo Achen, C. Interpreting and Using Regression. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1982. ISBN: 9780803919150.
9 Multiple Regression II
10 Presentation of Group Projects
11 Meet Individually to Talk about Individual Projects
12 Sampling and Inference I Gujarati. pp. 107-112, and Chapter 5, pp. 248-260.

Hamilton. pp. 175-176.
13 Sampling and Inference II
14 Class Topic to be Announced
15-18 Preliminary Presentations
19-21 Informal Work Sessions
22-25 Final Presentations