Links down this column of the page refer to requirements
and assignments for 17.871 in the Spring of 2003. I have also archived
the class material from Fall
1999 and Spring
2001, when the class was numbered 17.801, and Spring
2002. This class also has an OCW
Syllabus and class schedule
New schedule (Feb. 13)
Appointments to discuss individual projects
Project presentation schedule
of previous research topics
to Use the STATA infile and infix commands
to Use the STATA merge and reshape commands
Printing STATA graphs on Athena
Mechanical Engineering data set codebook
Ranking of Political Science Journals by Evaluation of
Resources to help you learn STATA from the UCLA Office
of Academic Computing.
STATA Corporation Web
simple assignment for February 6.
Problem set 1 and solutions.
Problem set 2 and solutions.
Problem set 3 and solutions.
Problem set 4 and solutions (CEG codebook for question 11.)
The following slides were used in lecture. They are all Microsoft PowerPoint
Links down this column of the page refer to various
data sites that have proved useful over the years. I invite
nominations for new sites and information about inactive sites.
Data Resources @ the MIT Libraries
UC Data Archive @
Post gateway to government Internet resources.
Richard Tucker's data page. Excellent gateway
to data sources, especially those pertaining to international relations
American Religion Data Archive
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
of Science Resources Studies (NSF)
Energy Information Administration
to federal agency statistics on line)
Agricultural Statistics Service
National Center for
for Health Statistics
Office of Management and Budget
of Income Division (Internal Revenue Service)
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Federal Election Commission
Bank: Social Indicators of Development, 1995
Bank: Trends in Developing Economies, 1995
Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR),
the world's largest archive of computer-readable social science data.
National Election Study
(NES), for information about public opinion
for Political Scientists (Univ. of Colorado)
Working Paper Sites
of Political Science