How to read an academic articleSlides [link]
Required reading and response questions
- This class we are going to discuss how to read an academic article. Please read this handout first.
- Then read this paper by Muehlenbachs, Spiller, and Timmins.
- You don’t need to read the appendix of the paper, but it has a nice succinct summary of the “hedonic” property valuation model, which maps home prices to peoples’ preferences for amenities.
- This New York Times article has additional context and is indicative of the news coverage of this issue.
Please think about a response for ALL of the “Questions to think about ..” in the handout on how to read a paper. We will have a discussion about each of them in class.
For you response on canvas, just answer the first question: What is the research question in this paper?