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Term 2 Week 8

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the intuition behind a linear regression
  • Understand the principle of Ordinary Least Squares (OLS)
  • Learn how to perform a linear regression in Stata

Lecture:

  • Homework week 18: Read the required literature (see below)
  • Required reading week 18:
    • Studenmund, A. H. 2006. Using Econometrics: A Practical Guide. Fifth ed. Boston: Pearson. Chapter 1 and Section 2.1.
    • Agresti, A. and B. Finlay (2008) Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Chapter 9
    • Lomax, Richard G. and Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn. 2012. An Introduction to Statistical Concepts, 3rd edition. Routledge. Sections 17.1. - 17.3.

Seminar:

  • Homework week 18: Read the required literature (see below)
  • Required reading week 18:
    • Acock, Alan C. 2014. A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Fourth Edition, Stata Press. Section 8.6
    • Hamilton, Lawrence. 2008. Statistics with Stata - International Edition. Stata Press


Recommended reading for week 18:

  • Kellstedt, Paul M. and Guy D. Whitten. 2013. The Fundamentals of Political Science Research, 2nd edition. Cmbridge University Press. Chapter 8