POL101Y1 Lecture Notes - Shool, Causal Inference, Dependent And Independent Variables

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How we use experiments to learn about the political world* Obviously, this is why today we know about this example the probability that she could get all cups correct, by chance, is 1 in 70. We can test peoples claims treatment and control randomization. Does contact from political campaigns matter in an election. Assignment to treatment or control/ comparison groups is random and the process of randomization is known. Anything that is thought to have an effect on some outcome. It is applied to some people and not to others. Or, it is applied at some times and not others. Example: whether prof. kopstein wears a tie to class to teach. We put some subjects in treatment and some in control. Example: we could flip a coin before every class to see whether prof. For an experiment to be complete, we need to measure the results. What we want to measure are casual effects.

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