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Title A quantitative tour of the social sciences / edited by Andrew Gelman, Jeronimo Cortina
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  300.72 Q258 2009    AVAILABLE  -  30500101337783
 Statistics Sci. Lib.  H62 Q365 2009    AVAILABLE    30570000127668
Descript xiv, 350 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-338) and index
Introduction and overview -- What's in a number? Definitions of fairness and political representation -- The allure and limitations of mathematical modeling : game theory and trench warfare -- Historical background of quantitative social science -- Sources of historical data -- Historical perspectives on international exchange rates -- Historical data and demography in Europe and the Americas -- Learning from economic data -- Econometric forecasting and the flow of information -- Two studies of interest rates and monetary policy -- Models and theories in sociology -- Explanations of the racial disturbances of the 1960s -- The time series of lynchings in the American South -- Attainment processes in a large organization -- What is political science? -- The politics of Supreme Court nominations : the critical role of the media environment -- Modeling strategy in congressional hearings -- Formulating and testing theories in psychology -- Some theories in cognitive and social psychology -- Signal detection theory and models for trade-offs in decision making -- The potential-outcomes model of causation -- Some statistical tools for causal inference with observational data -- Migration and solidarity
Subject Social sciences -- Methodology
Social sciences
Alt Author Gelman, Andrew
Cortina, Jeronimo
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