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209.3 sec. 001 - Quantitative Approaches to Law & Social Science (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Abhay P Aneja  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Tu 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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From August 23, 2022
To December 02, 2022

F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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From August 23, 2022
To December 02, 2022

Course Start: August 23, 2022
Course End: December 02, 2022
Class Number: 32235

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 25
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM

This course is the required first-year quantitative methods course for JSP students. The goal of this course is to provide students with enough background in applied empirical research so that they can successfully:

--evaluate basic quantitative empirical research in law and social science
--take more advanced quantitative methods courses to further develop their skills.
--begin to conduct their own empirical research

The course focuses on quantitative research design and the general concepts that underly statistical inference. The hope is that students who successfully complete the course will be able to think clearly about a wide range of substantive problems.

Note: this course is a starting point. It is not possible to cover what the typical empirical researcher should know about statistics in one course. Students who plan to do empirical research should take several additional methodology courses.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)

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Required Books are in blue

  • Mastering 'metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect
    Joshua David Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke
    ISBN: 9780691152844
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: On Kindle -
    Price: $21.75
    Price Source: user provided

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