This is a memo I wrote as part of a public policy class focusing on regression methods and analysis. My professor thought it was good overall, but that I should’ve simplified my diagrams and message. Probably correct. Of course, it’s the first memo I’ve written so bumps are to be expected.
The assignment was to play junior analyst and present the results of a David Lewis paper to a party of our choosing. I don’t remember what paper it was precisely, much of his work is centered around the question of political appointees and performance.