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Assignment. Answer the recitation’s question, for example “what is the correlation between education and GDP per capita?” using one powerpoint slide. On this slide, insert: Your choice of response and explanatory variable. The scatter plot. The mean, standard deviation of each variable.

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Assignment

Assignment

  • Answer the recitation’s question, for example “what is the correlation between education and GDP per capita?” using one powerpoint slide.

  • On this slide, insert:

    • Your choice of response and explanatory variable.

    • The scatter plot.

    • The mean, standard deviation of each variable.

    • Your values of a and b for the regression line.

    • Make it pretty….

  • And be prepared to tell the story in 5’ or less.

  • Send the powerpoint file (ppt) by Wed at 8pm to [email protected]


Useful stata commands

Useful stata commands

  • use filename.dta, clear

    • To open a Stata file that you downloaded on the recitation website.

  • describe

    • To list the variables of the data set that you opened using use.

  • codebook

    • To check whether variables are nominal, ordinal (categorical), or discrete or continuous (quantitative).

  • scatter y x

    • To obtain the scatter plot. You can then copy and paste in powerpoint.

  • regress y x

    • To obtain the values of a and b of the regression line.

  • summarize y, detail

    • To obtain the mean, median, and percentiles of the distribution of y.

  • summarize x, detail

    • Similarly for the distribution of x.

  • hist x

    • To do a histogram of x.


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