PS 239: Quantitative Methodology in the Social Sciences Seminar
Professor: Jas Sekhon [homepage
GSI: Charlie Gibbons [homepage
Seminar: Mondays, 4-6
Location: Dwinelle 259
Section: Wednesdays, 5-7
Location: Dwinelle 89
My office hours: By appointment
Section is canceled on March 18.
See links added below.
My office hours are by appointment only. I am happy to meet with
you, so feel free to e-mail me to schedule a time.
The location of the seminar has been changed to Dwinelle 259.
OLS, Matching, and Preprocessing:
Models Versus Design
Doing the Two-Step from Heckman
to Instrumental Variables
What's the Difference? Fixed
Effects and Difference-in-Difference Approaches
Applying Selection Models
and Fixed Effects to Incumbency Advantage: Levitt and Wolfram
Robust Standard Errors
(see also the link to Freedman's paper below)
Logs Versus Levels
Non-Linear Models: A Logit Example
An Instrumental Variables Application
Time series bootstrap [code]
covariance matrix help file
Randomization inference for IV [code]
Plotting balance statistics [code
LaTeX implementation for Windows: TeXnicCenter
LaTeX implementation for Mac: MacTex
Spector's LaTex guide
Introductory LaTeX example [LaTeX
Graphics: From R to LaTex [R |
LaTeX | PDF]
Here are my style files. They should be placed into your tex ->
latex folder [standard document
| Beamer presentation]
Gelman on David Lee's incumbency advantage paper
interpretation of structural modeling (notably starting with the
paragraph, "The structural approach. . .")
R Graphics Gallery
Train's Discrete Choice Methods course and textbook
Freedman, David A. 2006. “On the So-Called ‘Huber Sandwich Estimator’
and ‘Robust’ Standard Errors.” The American Statistician.
60(4): 299–302. [ASA
My PS 236 course page
has taught this course in the past and her course pages should
serve as an invaluable resource.
on R: A Programming Environment for Data Analysis and Graphics
R quick reference
algebra reference site
A cartoon from XKCD.com:
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