“The course Empirical Studies and Data Analysis this year was a very satisfactory one for me, I felt like as a person that never had experience with using programmers allowing to view and understand data, the course has taught me a lot, and given a good base to start developing my skills to a higher level if such courses will be available in the future. The assignments were a good core for understanding what was going on in the class, so the reading and Monogan (2015) book was a very good source. The lectures were led in quite good manner, although sometimes when the vocabulary especially one related to mathematics became too difficult it was more difficult to follow, but the Professor made space for questions etc. Summing up I think the course was well prepared I think just more effort should be given from students.”
This course introduces students to statistical techniques and their application to problems in the social sciences. By the end of this semester, students will be able to (1) understand an empirical research paper with various statistical techniques, (2) implement appropriate models with relevant data in computer code, (3) interpret the results, and most importantly (4) explain the results to someone unfamiliar with statistics.