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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Regression Analysis, Piat, Confidence Interval

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Regression can be used to estimate causal effects with only observational data. Can use more than one or two control variables at a time. And controls
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter .: Firm Foundation

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It can help better manage some of the characteristic limitations of a small-n research design. Mitigating the many variables, small n problem. Strength
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Ecological Fallacy, Spurious Relationship, Graphical Model

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Model - articulates and communicates a theory. Either a graphical picture or a mathematical equation. Path diagrams - type of graphical model used ofte
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter 15: Natural Experiment, Randomized Experiment, Random Assignment

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Example - a casino benefits the mental health of cherokee children. The exogenous independent variable (end in poverty via a new casino) arose naturall
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Point Estimation, Statistical Parameter, Statistical Inference

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Statistical inference - the method involved in making conclusions about an unknown population parameter based on a sample estimate. Point estimate - th
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter .: Wind Tunnel, Causal Inference, Counterfactual Conditional

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Process tracing is a tool of qualitative analysis. Defined as the systematic examination of diagnostic evidence selected and analyzed in light of resea
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter 17: How to find, review, and present research

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Impact factor - avg number of citations per published article; measures prestige of a journal. Original research articles - reports of primary research
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Qualitative Research, Participant Observation, Content Analysis

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Involve open ended questions - allow people to respond in their own words and that encourage detailed an in depth answers. Unstructured interviews - no
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Null Hypothesis, Statistical Significance, Standard Error

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Significance tests - used to determine if relationships between variables are statistically significant. Also called hypothesis testing - trying to pro
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Randomized Experiment, Aid To Families With Dependent Children, Treatment And Control Groups

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Randomized experiment (randomized control trials) - when individuals are assigned to either the treatment group or the control group completely randoml
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Observational Study, Statistical Process Control, Digital Data

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Observational study - researchers do not attempt to change or manipulate variables to test their effects; simply observe or measure things as they are
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EMORYPOLS 208Dr. Natalia BuenoFall

POLS 208 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Statistical Hypothesis Testing, Spurious Relationship, Statistical Significance

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Ex) time spent with the family at dinner is negatively correlated with use of drugs and alcohol. Drug and alcohol use - dependent var. Family time arou
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