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Thinking Clearly with Data Thinking Clearly with Data: A Guide to Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita and Anthony Fowler

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Files for Data Exercises

At the link below you may download the files necessary to complete the data exercises. For each exercise, there is a README file (.txt format) that summarizes the data set to be analyzed and, along with the text in the book, should provide the information you need to complete the exercise. The numbers in the file names correspond with the chapter numbers from the book. So, for example, to learn about the data set used in the data exercise from Chapter 5, open 5_README.txt.

The data sets are all in .csv format so they can be analyzed using many different statistical software programs. Each data set has a name, referenced in the book and the README files, that corresponds to the substantive nature of the data set. For example, the data on schooling and earnings that will be used for the Chapter 5 data exercise is called SchoolingEarnings.csv.

These files are also available to students on the Student Resources page.

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Class Activities

Download materials for classroom exercises that support the lessons from the book.

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Lecture Slides

Download slides that can be used for lectures (.pptx format). Each file corresponds with a chapter in the book.

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Sample Code for Data Exercises

Download sample code for the data exercises in R and Stata. There may be more than one right way to analyze these data, but these files show one way that students might conduct these analyses.

Data in R

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Data in Stata

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Solutions to Exercises

Sample solutions for every exercise in the book are available at the link below. In many cases, there may be more than one way to answer the question correctly, but these are the answers the authors had in mind when they wrote the questions.

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