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Aug 28th 2017

We have all heard the phrase “correlation does not equal causation.” What, then, does equal causation? This course aims to answer that question and more!

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Aug 14th 2017

How can we know if the differences in wages between men and women are caused by discrimination or differences in background characteristics? In this course we look at causal effects as opposed to spurious relationships. We will discuss how they can be identified in the social sciences using quantitative data, and describe how this can help us understand social mechanisms.

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