Links down this column of the page refer to requirements
and assignments for 17.871 in the Spring of 2006. I have also archived
the class material from Fall
1999 and Spring
2001, when the class was numbered 17.801, and Spring 2002 and
Spring 2003. In Spring 2004 and Spring 2005, the class was
on Stellar, which means (alas), it is not generally available to browers.
[This is what happens when instructors turn over the web presence of their subjects to canned software.] This
class also has an OCW
Syllabus and class schedule
For February 16, read chapters 1-3 in Kohler and Kreuter, Data Analysis Using Stata.
The book has arrived at the Coop, so I have removed the pdf pages. Right click on
this link to download the "data1.dta" file that is used as a running example in Chapter 1."
New schedule [This class has a way of getting off a little from the
originally posted schedule....]
Appointments to discuss individual projects
Project presentation schedule
Examples of previous research topics
How to Use the STATA infile and infix commands
How to Use the STATA merge and reshape commands
Svend Juul, “Introduction
STATA demonstration handout
Georgia voter registration exercise with
Georgia ballots data and
Georgia registration data..
Printing STATA graphs on Athena
to help you learn STATA from the UCLA Office of Academic Computing.
STATA Corporation Web
Small, simple assignment for February 9.
Example of completed past group assignment
Example of past group assignment PowerPoint slides
Take-home assignment 1
Take-home assignment 2
Here are the links to the data set for question 2
and the codebook.
Final assignment details
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.
Science Data Resources @ the MIT Libraries
Science Data Resources from the Stanford University Library
UC Data Archive @
Hensel's International Relations Data Site
Post gateway to government Internet resources.
American Religion Data
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)
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
Working Paper Sites
of Political Science