Course ObjectiveLearning how to make methodological decisions in empirical research.
Course ContentEmpirical researchers make many assumptions and choices during the
empirical research process. The validity of research outcomes crucially
depend on the validity of these assumptions and choices. This course
will focus on effect studies and predictive modeling.
The course chooses a philosophical approach, in that it focuses mainly
on the underlying assumptions of estimation models. In other words, it
focuses on the decisions that researchers (should) make during the
research process. Some of the topics that will be dealt with are causal
inference, RCTs, quasi-experimental studies (effect studies),
over-identification, out-of-sample estimation,
functional form choices and machine learning (predictive modeling).
Method of AssessmentAssignment and presentations.
LiteratureCourse material will be made available during the course
Additional InformationThis course will be taught by Dr. Chris van Klaveren
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. C.P.B.J. van Klaveren|
|Examiner||dr. S.M. Begeer|
dr. C.P.B.J. van Klaveren
You need to register for this course yourself
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Computer lab|