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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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