Teaching Fellow. The second half of the quantitative methods sequence for graduate students in the Harvard Department of Government, the course introduces advanced topics in political methodology. Topics covered included maximum likelihood estimation, Monte Carlo simulation, missing data techniques, basic text analysis, causal inference, and research design. All materials were taught using the R statistical languague.
You can find the 2010 syllabus here.
Related course materials:
- Section 2 lecture notes: probability distributions, basic likelihood
- Section 5 lecture notes: normal distribution MLE example
- Section 7 lecture notes: binomial and ordered categorical dependent variables
- Section 9 lecture notes: basic causal inference