Please note: This page is archived from the last time I taught this course.
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Welcome to the course page for RPOS/RPAD 517, Quantitative Research Methods!
This page contains supplemental information and links to course materials.



Videos, tutorials, and assignments

Day Videos Tutorials Assignments Other materials
1 Welcome Intro to R (R code) Day 1 Notebook template
Questions & models Assignment template
2 1, 2, 3 Intro to Data (PDF, R code) Day 2
3 1, 2 Probability & Distributions (PDF, R code) Day 3
4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Inference (PDF, R code) Day 4 Replication plan template
5 Read OI chs. 5-6 Assocations (PDF, R code) Day 5 Midterm exam template
6 1, 2, 3, 4 Bivariate Regression (PDF, R code) Day 6
7 Read "Tidy Data" Data management (PDF, R code) Day 7
8 1, 2 Multiple regression (PDF, R code) Day 8
9 Readings only Diagnostics I (PDF, R code) Day 9 Replication memo template
10 1 Diagnostics II (PDF, R code) Day 10 Midterm exam template
11 Read Brambor et al. Interaction terms (PDF, R code) Day 11
12 Readings only Model checks (PDF, R code) Day 12
13 Readings only GLMs (PDF, R code) Day 13 (optional)
14 1 Grouped data (PDF, R code) Stata notes (zip)

Access to readings

Please see Blackboard for all readings that are not accessible online via Google Scholar from the UAlbany campus network.

Helpful R functions

R functions to help with assignments in this course are posted on my Github page.

Computing and workflow in general

Please see my computing page for information on workflow and computing for social scientists. We will also discuss these topics in class.