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How can we know if the differences in wages between men and women are caused by discrimination or differences in background characteristics? In this PhD-level course we look at causal effects as opposed to spurious relationships. We will discuss how they can be identified in the social sciences using quantitative data, and describe how this can help us understand social mechanisms.
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Globe

Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Clock

Approx. 6 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 4 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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The Nature of Causal Effects and How to Measure Them

Welcome to the first week of the course! Thıs week we are looking at the nature of causal effects and how to measure them. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Reading1 readings
Course information10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 1 Lecture Quiz20m
Module 1 Case Quiz6m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

The Multivariate Regression Model and Mediating Factors

This second module introduces you multivariate regression model and the concept of mediating factors....
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 2 quizzes
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 2 Lecture Quiz20m
Module 2 Case Quiz8m

3

Section
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1 hour to complete

Randomized Controlled Trials

In this third week of the course we are having a closer look at causality and the randomzied controlled trial....
Reading
1 video (Total 16 min), 2 quizzes
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 3 Lecture Quiz20m
Module 3 Case Quiz6m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Instrumental Variables

The fourth week of the course we will go through the concept of instrumental variables....
Reading
1 video (Total 23 min), 3 quizzes
Quiz3 practice exercises
Module 4 Lecture Quiz20m
Module 4a Case Quiz6m
Module 4b Case Quiz8m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Difference in Difference

The final module of the course deals with the difference in difference. We hope you enjoyed the course and have learned something that you can use in your future work and research. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 14 min), 2 quizzes
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 5 Lecture Quiz20m
Module 5 Case Cuiz10m
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By EFJan 8th 2017

This is an useful course for medical researchs even though you can apply to other social science.

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Anders Holm

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About University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe. ...

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