Pre-requisites, Co- requisites, & other restrictions
EPPS 6313 or equivalent. In other words, you are expected to be familiar with descriptive and inferential statistics and basic concepts of probability.
In addition, youm ust be able to do math at a college algebra level. If you cannot, and you do not seek remedial assistance, it is likely that you will fail this course! If you doubt your ability, see me. Many errors on tests and assignments arise from improper execution of basic algebra: order of operations, powers, roots, and equations. Be sure of your abilities before we start.
This course provides a survey of the bivariate and multiple regression models estimated using Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), with an emphasis on using regression models to test social and economic hypotheses. This application focused course presents examples drawn from economics, political science, public policy and sociology, introduces the basic concepts and interpretation of regression models, and basic methods of inference. Topics are supported by computer-supported data analyses.
It is the goal of this course to prepare students for more advanced
statistical applications in the social sciences by providing a sound
understanding of basic regression analysis tools. Furthermore, the course
will provide basic to intermediate knowledge of regression analysis using
larger, more complex data sets. Students will become familiar with at
least one statistical software application, and will gain the knowledge
needed to write an empirical paper in the social sciences.
the involved math with be sufficiently complex to require a calculator.
Sophisticated, expensive graphing or programmable calculators are not
necessary, and will be of no use to you. Simple arithmetic functions, as
well as the ability to take square roots and raise numbers to powers will
be helpful. As an example, the Texas Instruments TI-30Xa retails for
the School of EPPS), this isStat a. The latest version of Stata is
available in the EPPS computer labs. If you can afford it, or if you plan
on continuing your statistical and methodological education in EPPS,
grades and resource materials, and this will require that you activate
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Oct. 4 Problem Set 2
Oct. 18 Problem Set 3 Due, Midterm Review, Paper Assignment Discussion
Grades in this class are based on your performance. Grades are structured as
4 Problem Sets
Letter grades will be assigned on the following point scale. This course does
not adopt the +/- option in final course grading.
90% and above
To afford you an opportunity to practice your skills and test your comprehension, we will have five problems sets (homework) due throughout the semester. You may work as a group on your problem sets, but each
submit a photo copy of work produced by the group). The best four of your five problem sets will be counted for a total of forty percent of your course grade.
Forty percent of your grade in this course will come from your performance on midterm and final examinations. These tests will include both conceptual and application problems. In the real world, your employer will not ask you to
The application portion of your midterm and final exams will be open note / open book.However , the conceptual portion of your midterm and final will be closed book. While you may rely liberally on your notes and
You will be responsible for writing an empirical assignment, which will be worth twenty percent of your final course grade. Details we be distributed before the midterm exam.
credit for the answer. If I cannot read your answer, follow the steps that you have taken, and clearly see how you arrived at your answer, you will not receive any credit for the answer.
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