Class 1: Introduction and Setup

Today we’ll motivate the study of causal inference, go over the details of the course, and talk about the basics of data management and version control.

For next class

I’ll use R for this class, and I’ll use Visual Studio Code as my text editor. I’ll also use Git for version control. If you’re not familiar with these tools, don’t worry. We’ll go over them in class. For next class, please do the following:

  1. Download R
  2. Download Visual Studio Code
  3. Download Git
  4. Download Quarto if you want to use it
  5. Create a account on GitHub