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Spring 2012 - 62080 - PA390E - Research Design

Instructor(s): von Hippel, Paul
Unique Number: 62080
Day & Time: Th 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.312
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Course Overview

A course in research design that will provide a structured framework through which students can build on and apply their methods training and produce a quality research paper in their field of study.

Section Description

Many courses teach students how to analyze data, but few courses teach how to choose what data to analyze in the first place. And few courses how to interpret analytic results in a way that makes appropriately qualified claims about generality, causality, and the potential effects of future interventions. This course emphasizes fundamental issues including sampling, causality, significance, and effect size. We examine research designs that are meant to enhance causal inference, including randomized experiments, regression discontinuity, and matching. Familiarity with regression will be assumed. Familiarity with Stata will be helpful.

For LBJ School masters students and non-LBJ PhD students, the consent of the instructor should be obtained so you can register in the course. Contact Dr. von Hippel at