The course is an advanced course on quantitative research designs often used in criminology and criminal justice research. This course includes both lecture and time in the computer lab. The format of the course will often be I give a lecture (that includes student discussion of particular topics), and then save time for a computer lab (conducting statistical analysis) in the latter half of class.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- understand how regression equations answer causal questions
- understand when to use common quasi-experimental research designs — such as propensity score matching and difference-in-differences
- have run practical examples of conducting those research designs in statistical software
- know the basics of making a reproducible statistical analysis
- gained introductory exposure to group based trajectory modelling, social network analysis, and machine learning applications in criminology
Below are the syllabus and additional materials. I will continue to post materials related to the course as they become available.
Note if you cannot access the PDF links on via Dropbox feel free to email me and I will send them.