CONDUCTING EMPIRICAL LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP

CONDUCTING EMPIRICAL LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP: THE ADVANCED COURSE

                        October 24 – 26, 2008

          Presented by Northwestern University School of Law
                      and Washington University

     The Advanced Course is for law school faculty interested in
     furthering their training in empirical research. The
     workshop is designed for those who have some experience
     with empirical legal research and an understanding of
     elementary statistics (at the level taught in the
     introductory workshop). Topics to be covered will include
     multiple regression, regression models for limited
     dependent variables, presenting results from non-linear
     models, data visualization and graphics, and matching
     methods for casual inference.

 LECTURE TOPICS:

     Friday, October 24

     – Introduction to Inference
     – Linear Regression Review
     – Regression Diagnostics
     – In-Class Exercise on Linear Regression

     Saturday, October 25

     – Effectively Presenting Regression Results
     – Presenting Substantive Effects
     – Logit, Probit, and Maximum Likelihood
     – Simulation-based Methods for Computing Substantive
       Effects
     – In-Class Exercise on Logit and Probit
     – A Tour of Cross-Sectional Models
     – Matching Methods for Causal Inference

     Sunday, October 26

     – More on Matching Methods for Causal Inference
     – Visualization
     – Questions and Wrap-Up

 

Source:  LSN Professional Announcements and Job Openings, 08/13/2008

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About Paul Lomio

Paul is library director and lecturer at law at Stanford Law School. He has a J.D. from Gonzaga Law School, an LL.M. from the University of Washington, and a M.L.I.S. from the Catholic University of America. He is the author (with Henrik Spang-Hanssen) of Legal Research Methods in the U.S. and Europe. He also likes to ride his bicycle.

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