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Moore, pages 189-195

Weinberg et al, pages 49-52 and pages 122-135.

Salkind, 118-134.

PART 3:  Causal Inference

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February 28—Criteria for Causality

Henry E. Brady, “Causation and Explanation in Social Science,” unpublished manuscript.

Shively, pages 72-76

Louise White, Political Analysis:  Techniques and Practice, 4th Edition, Fort Worth: Harcourt, Brace, pages 126-130.

Babbie, pages 72-77.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “Science, Studies, and Motherhood,” in New York Times, April 22, 2001, Section 4, pages 3.

Mets Article, “You Gotta Believe,” San Francisco Chronicle

Associated Press:  “Math Adds Up to College, Report Says”

March 2—Assessing Causality

Shively, pages 91-93

Wilma Rule, “Women’s Underrepresentation and Electoral Systems,” PS:  Political Science and Politics, 27, 1994, pages 689-692.

John Horgan, “Your Analysis is Faulty,” New Republic, April 2, 1990.

Donald T. Campbell and H. Laurance Ross, “The Connecticut Crackdown on Speeding,” in The Quantitative Analysis of Social Problems, pages 33-53.

March 7—Review

--------------------------------------------Midterm Examination on March 9 ---------------------------------------

March 9—Midterm Examination

PART 4:  Experiments

March 14—Experiments

Babbie, pages 237-251

David Freedman, Robert Pisani, Rogers Purves, and Ani Adhikari, Statistics, 2nd Edition, New York, W.W. Norton, pages 3-18.

Stanley Milgram, “Some Conditions of Obedience and Disobedience to Authority,” Human Relations 18 1965, pages 57-76.

Shanto Iyengar and Donald Kinder, News That Matters, Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, Chapters 2-3.

March 16 – Interpreting Experiments

Shively, pages 133-142

Johnson, Joslyn, and Reynolds, pages 357-363.

March 21 – Field Experiments

Johnson, Joslyn, and Reynolds, pages 128-133

Harold F. Gosnell, Getting Out the Vote:  An Experiment in the Stimulation of Voting, Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, pages 1-6 and pages 12-22.

Henry E. Brady and John E. McNulty, “The Costs of Voting:  Evidence from a Natural Experiment,” Paper presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society for Political Methodology.  

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