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title: "Replication Memo"
author: "Your Name"
date: "April 20, 2015"
output: pdf_document
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## Replication article
Please provide the full citation of the article you chose to replicate. Example: King, Gary. 1995. Replication, Replication. *PS: Political Science and Politics* 28: 443-499.
Next, briefly list the source where you obtained the replication data for this article (e.g., journal website, author website, data repository, email exchange with author, etc.)
# Article summary
In this section, please summarize the article you chose to replicate, addressing exactly the following questions:
## Research question
What is the research question of the article? This question must include the outcome ("dependent") variable of the article.
## Proposed answer(s) to the research question
What is the theoretically-motivated answer to the research question?
## Testable hypothesis/es
What is/are the hypothesis/es the article tests?
## Unit of analysis
What is the unit of analyis of the article?
## Outcome variable
What is the outcome variable? How is it measured? Provide a quantitative (numerical or graphical) summary of the outcome variable.
## Explanatory variable/s
What are the explanatory variables used in the article? List these variables and their type (continuous, categorical, etc.).
## Statistical technique
What is the statistical technique used in the article that you replicated? Examples: t-test, cross tabs, bivariate regression, multiple regression. Write out the regression equation (if your article uses regression). What do the hypotheses say about the parameter estimates in this equation?
# Summary of reproduced findings
Produce a table and/or graph showing your findings.
Discuss your findings in substantive terms. What do they say about the article's hypothesis?
Do your findings mirror those in the article?
# Challenges
Discuss any challenges you faced during this replication exercises
# Opportunities for follow-up analyses
Following the direct reproduction of the author's analyses, what do your diagnostics of the author's method show? Can the model be substantially improved? Are there any problems that need to be fixed? Did you discover an alternative model that would lead to different conclusions? This section is your opportunity to get creative! It should contain the most content of your memo and it might give you an opportunity to continue to work on this project.