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Machine Learning

Master machine learning fundamentals in four hands-on courses

About This Specialization This Specialization from leading researchers at the University of Washington introduces you to the exciting, high-demand field of Machine Learning. Through a series of practical case studies, you will gain applied experience in major areas of Machine Learning including Prediction, Classification, Clustering, and Information Retrieval. You will learn to analyze large and complex datasets, create systems that adapt and improve over time, and build intelligent applications that can make predictions from data. Created by: Industry Partners: 4 courses Follow the suggested order or choose your own. Projects Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn. Certificates Highlight your new skills on your resume or

Measuring Causal Effects in the Social Sciences

Measuring Causal Effects in the Social Sciences

About this course: How can we know if the differences in wages between men and women are caused by discrimination or differences in background characteristics? In this PhD-level 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.

Created by:   University of Copenhagen

  • Anders Holm
    Taught by:    Anders Holm, Professor
    Department of Sociology
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Syllabus
WEEK 1
The Nature of Causal Effects and How to Measure Them
Welcome to the first week of the course! Thıs week we are looking at the nature of causal effects and how to measure them.  

1 video1 reading
  1. Reading: Course information
  2. Video: Lecture 1 - The Nature of Causal Effects and How to Measure Them
Graded: Module 1 Lecture Quiz
Graded: Module 1 Case Quiz
WEEK 2
The Multivariate Regression Model and Mediating Factors
This second module introduces you multivariate regression model and the concept of mediating factors. 

1 video
  1. Video: Lecture 2 - The Multivariate Regression Model and Mediating Factors
Graded: Module 2 Lecture Quiz
Graded: Module 2 Case Quiz
WEEK 3
Randomized Controlled Trials
In this third week of the course we are having a closer look at causality and the randomzied controlled trial. 

1 video
  1. Video: Lecture 3 - Randomized Controlled Trials
Graded: Module 3 Lecture Quiz
Graded: Module 3 Case Quiz
WEEK 4
Instrumental Variables
The fourth week of the course we will go through the concept of instrumental variables. 

1 video
  1. Video: Lecture 4 - Instrumental Variables
Graded: Module 4 Lecture Quiz
Graded: Module 4a Case Quiz
Graded: Module 4b Case Quiz
WEEK 5
Difference in Difference
The final module of the course deals with the difference in difference. We hope you enjoyed the course and have learned something that you can use in your future work and research.  

1 video
  1. Video: Lecture 5 - Difference in Difference
Graded: Module 5 Lecture Quiz
Graded: Module 5 Case Cuiz
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The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe.


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