V606 | 27260 | Good, D

V 606 Statistics for Research in Public Affairs I (3 cr.) P: Graduate-level introductory statistics. Focus is on estimation of model parameters using least square methods. Topics include properties of estimators, ordinary least square, instrumental variables, two- and three-stage least squares, assumptions, consequences when assumptions are false, and alternate methods when assumptions are false. Emphasis on matrix representations and simulation methods.