course

Survey experiment has increasingly been incorporated in political science research as an identification strategy. This course explores how to analyze, interpret, and design survey experiments. Some of the basic principles of survey sampling and design will be discussed, as well as the process of randomization. While survey experiments are relatively easy to implement and useful in establishing causal mechanisms, they can be subject to problems of inferences. The course will investigate some of these problems and possible solutions. This course will rely on STATA for statistical analysis and requires a basic understanding of linear and non-linear regressions. Students will be expected to design and carry out a survey experiment and analyze the data as their final project.