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Making social sciences more scientific : the need for predictive models, Rein Taagepera

Label
Making social sciences more scientific : the need for predictive models
Title
Making social sciences more scientific
Title remainder
the need for predictive models
Statement of responsibility
Rein Taagepera
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taagepera, Rein
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
H62
LC item number
.T22 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
Label
Making social sciences more scientific : the need for predictive models, Rein Taagepera
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-247) and index
Contents
Why social sciences are not scientific enough -- Can social science approaches find the law of gravitation? -- How to construct predictive models : simplicity and nonabsurdity -- Example of model building : electoral volatility -- Physicists multiply, social scientists add, even when it does not add up -- All hypotheses are not created equal -- Why most numbers published in social sciences are dead on arrival -- Forbidden areas and anchor points -- Geometric means and lognormal distributions -- Example of interlocking models : party sizes and cabinet duration -- Beyond constraint-based models : communication channels and growth rates -- Why we should shift to symmetric regression -- All indices are not created equal -- From descriptive to predictive approaches -- Recommendations for better regression -- Converting from descriptive analysis to predictive models -- Are electoral studies a rosetta stone for parts of social sciences? -- Beyond regression : the need for predictive models
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 254 p.
Isbn
9780199534661
Lccn
2008015441
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3119867-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3119867
  • (Sirsi) o216938520
  • (OCoLC)216938520
Label
Making social sciences more scientific : the need for predictive models, Rein Taagepera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-247) and index
Contents
Why social sciences are not scientific enough -- Can social science approaches find the law of gravitation? -- How to construct predictive models : simplicity and nonabsurdity -- Example of model building : electoral volatility -- Physicists multiply, social scientists add, even when it does not add up -- All hypotheses are not created equal -- Why most numbers published in social sciences are dead on arrival -- Forbidden areas and anchor points -- Geometric means and lognormal distributions -- Example of interlocking models : party sizes and cabinet duration -- Beyond constraint-based models : communication channels and growth rates -- Why we should shift to symmetric regression -- All indices are not created equal -- From descriptive to predictive approaches -- Recommendations for better regression -- Converting from descriptive analysis to predictive models -- Are electoral studies a rosetta stone for parts of social sciences? -- Beyond regression : the need for predictive models
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 254 p.
Isbn
9780199534661
Lccn
2008015441
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3119867-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3119867
  • (Sirsi) o216938520
  • (OCoLC)216938520

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