Assignment 4: Online News Sharing @ Mashable The dataset D5.2 (described in C5.2) contains information of online news articles published by Mashable (www.mashable.com). Some of these articles contains videos. Our primary question in this assignment is whether including at least one video in an article leads to the article being shared more in social media. Accordingly, the key outcome is “shares”—the number of social media shares for each article. The treatment indicator will be a variable that equals 1 if the number of videos included in an article (num_videos) is non-zero, and equals 0 otherwise. 1. Task 1: a. [2 points] Based on linear regression results, is the treatment associated with a typically larger or lower number of shares? For simplicity, base your answer on a regression of the outcome on the treatment indicator (i.e., do not include other covariates). 2. Task 2: a. [2 points] Evaluate the propensity score overlap between treated and non-treated subsamples. b. [3 points] Create a matched sample based on logistic propensity scores and in a way that accounts for overlap considerations c. [2 points] Assess the matched sample in terms of covariate balancing. In your judgement, has the matching procedure been successful? 3. Task 3: a. [2 points] Based on your analysis above, provide a matching ATE estimate. Do videos increase the number of shares? By how much? For simplicity, base your answer on a regression of the outcome on the treatment indicator (i.e., do not include other covariates). b. [2 points] Provide a rationale that explains the disparity between the estimate of 3.a and 1.a (i.e., your rationale must describe some form of behavior for why one estimate is larger than the other). c. [2 points] Suppose that the unconfoundedness assumption holds: what could then be the “fudge factor” (discussed in class) in this case? Explain. Notes: • If there are variables (e.g., x1, x2) that you want to drop from the data frame (ds), you can use the following codes: drop = c(“x1″,”x2”) ds = ds[,!(names(ds) %in% drop)]

Welcome to one of the best assignments to help companies  online .

·         Do you want to order for a customized assignment help task?

·          Click on the order now button 

·         Set up your topic, Fix the number of pages, Fix your Order instructions 

·         Set up your deadline, upload the necessary files required to complete the task, Complete the payment.

 We delivery high quality and non plagiarized tasks within the stipulated time given 

 

GY