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This module is designed to illustrate the effects of selection bias on the observed relationship between premarital cohabitation and later divorce. It also serves as a review of key methodological concepts introduced in the first part of the course. The pdf filed includes: learning objectives, data sets, a methodological review, a theoretical review, theoretical development, measurement, specification of the hypothesis, discussion, and a conclusion. This is a nice lesson plan for a sociology, or even an applied statistics, course.


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