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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
• 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 amine.ouazad@nyu.edu.
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.