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Forecasting US Presidential Elections with Mixed Models
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Forecasting US Presidential Elections with Mixed Models

Taught in English

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Intermediate level

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2 hours
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Only available on desktop
Hands-on learning
4.2

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What you'll learn

  • Learn how the US elects Presidents in the Electoral College

  • Understand the basics of mixed effects models

  • Build a forecasting model to simulate the election using mixed effects models

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Guided Project

Learn, practice, and apply job-ready skills with expert guidance

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

2 hours
Learn at your own pace
No downloads or installation required
Only available on desktop
Hands-on learning
4.2

(14 reviews)

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About this Guided Project

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Overview of Forecasting Elections (Lecture)

  2. Overview of How the US Elects Presidents (Lecture)

  3. Stylized Facts About Voting (Lecture)

  4. Types of Forecasting Models (Lecture)

  5. Building a Fundamentals Based Forecasting Model (Lecture)

  6. Setting Up the Dataset (Coding)

  7. Fitting the Model (Coding)

  8. Extracting Variances (Coding)

  9. Simulating Errors (Coding)

  10. Viewing the Winner (Coding)

Recommended experience

Some experience in R programming. Basic understanding of hypothesis testing and linear regression.

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Vinod Bakthavachalam
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3 Courses10,052 learners

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    Follow along with pre-recorded videos from experts using a unique side-by-side interface.

  • No downloads or installation required

    Access the tools and resources you need in a pre-configured cloud workspace.

  • Available only on desktop

    This Guided Project is designed for laptops or desktop computers with a reliable Internet connection, not mobile devices.

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