Paper 1: First Draft
Use the results from the first two homework assignments, what you have learned in class and from reading the papers and textbook for the course to answer the following questions. Did assigning a person to get an encouraging phone call increase their probability of voting? Can we get an estimate of the causal effect of getting a call encouraging you to vote on your probability of voting with non experimental data by using regression to adjust for differences between people who got a call and those that didn’t (why or why not)? Be clear on what is going wrong.
Structure of Paper
You can use the papers on the reading list as a guide for what a paper should look like. You can include your tables in the body of the paper or put them at the end of the paper. Your paper should be 10 pages long wihout counting tables and you may want to include the following sections:
Abstract: One paragraphs that sums the paper up. Write this first.
Intro: One page that sums the paper up with more detail than the abstract. Should tell the reader why the questions the paper answers are important and cover data, econometric methods, results and conclusion.
Data: Describe the data you use in the analysis and how it was generated. You may need to do some research online.
Methods: Describe the statistical methods used. Include the equations for the regressions you will run.
Results: Describe and interpret your statistical findings.
Conclusion: Interpret your findings.