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Stephen Vaisey

Director of Code Horizons

Stephen Vaisey, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology and Political Science and the Director of the Worldview Lab at Duke University. He specializes in the use of survey data to measure cultural differences and cultural change.

Vaisey completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. He was an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley before moving to Duke University in 2011. He has published papers in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological ReviewSocial Forces, and other top journals.

His substantive research focuses on the measurement, origins, and consequences of moral and political differences. He has also published on the benefits and limitations of using panel data for causal inference.

Vaisey has taught applied statistics courses at the graduate level for over a decade. He takes great pleasure in helping people gain an intuitive and practical understanding of statistical methods and has received outstanding reviews for his teaching.

You can visit his university webpage here.

Stephen's Seminars

Longitudinal Data Analysis Using Stata

In this course, we will focus on the following approaches for using panel data: Mixed models (including latent growth curves) Two period difference-in-differences Fixed-effects models (one-way and two-way) Between-within models Dynamic panel models

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Statistics with Stata*

This seminar will provide a comprehensive introduction to Stata software, covering Stata’s data management, graphics, data analysis, and statistical modeling capabilities. You will develop facility with Stata’s data manipulation commands, its wide array of graphical tools for exploring data, and...

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Treatment Effect Analysis

This seminar focuses on matching and weighting cross-sectional observational data to obtain better causal estimates of treatment effects. The most common technique for estimating such effects is propensity score matching. We will cover this technique but you’ll soon see that it is just the tip of...

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Treatment Effects Analysis

This course offers an in-depth survey of a family of techniques known as treatment-effects estimators. Treatment-effects analysis is a quasi-experimental technique for estimating causal effects from observational data using the potential outcomes or counterfactual framework. These techniques — which include...

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