NYU Steinhardt

Applied Statistics: Using Large Databases in Education

  • Course Number: APSTA-GE 2110
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course provides hands-on experience applying estimation techniques used by social & behavioral scientists to large longitudinal education databases. Students begin with descriptive statistics & correlations, estimate OLS regression models, & then move onto indicator variable, common functional forms, & estimation of fixed effect models, random effects models & regression discontinuity designs. In addition, students will use STATA for estimation & become familiar with the national datasets. After this course students will be able to use large datasets with modern statistical software & will be prepared for an independent project in their capstone class.
  • Old Course Number: E10.2110