The course focusses on the concept of causality in the social sciences. In the first part of the course, these concepts will be discussed as they appear in the current literature, particularly following the debate opened by John H. Goldthorpe in the early 2000's. The second part of the course will deal with the linear model (linear regression and ANOVA) as a tool for the empirical test of a causal hypothesis.
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The exam consists either in:
- 3 assignments, which will be given during the course, and a final brief discussion of the topics of the course;
- a final examination, consisting of both an oral and practical exam (using Spss for estimating a model through one of the techniques of analysis dealt with during the course).