GV914 Spring Research Design (Graduate, Essex)

The syllabus is here

The marking criteria is here

The pre-analysis plan is here

Course readings are available on Talis here 

Academic Term: 
Weekly Materials: 
WeekNameAttached files
Week 16
The Goal of the Scientific Inquiry, Inference, and Causality
Week 17
Case Selection & Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Week 18
Causality: What are we doing here?
Week 19
Experiments (Lab, Surveys, and Field)
Week 20
Natural Experiments and Instrumental Variables
Week: 21
Approaches to Pre-registration
Week: 22
Fixed Effects, Diff-in-Diff, Panel Data
Week 23
Pre-processing data: Matching and Synthetic Control
Week 24
Computational Social Science – Machine Learning and Textual Analysis
Week 25
Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD)