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A solution to the ecological inference problem : reconstructing individual behavior from aggregate data

Author: Gary King
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
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This book provides a solution to the ecological inference problem, which has plagued users of statistical methods for over 75 years: How can researchers reliably infer individual-level behavior from aggregate (ecological) data? In political science, this question arises when individual-level surveys are unavailable (for instance, local or comparative electoral politics), unreliable (racial politics), insufficient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistik
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary King
ISBN: 0691012415 9780691012414 0691012407 9780691012407
OCLC Number: 35360509
Description: xxii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Introduction. 1. Qualitative Overview. 2. Formal Statement of the Problem --
pt. II. Catalog of Problems to Fix. 3. Aggregation Problems. 4. Non-Aggregation Problems --
pt. III. The Proposed Solution. 5. The Data: Generalizing the Method of Bounds. 6. The Model. 7. Preliminary Estimation. 8. Calculating Quantities of Interest. 9. Model Extensions --
pt. IV. Verification. 10. A Typical Application Described in Detail: Voter Registration by Race. 11. Robustness to Aggregation Bias: Poverty Status by Sex. 12. Estimation without Information: Black Registration in Kentucky. 13. Classic Ecological Inferences --
pt. V. Generalizations and Concluding Suggestions. 14. Non-Ecological Aggregation Problems. 15. Ecological Inference in Larger Tables. 16. A Concluding Checklist --
App. A. Proof That All Discrepancies Are Equivalent --
App. B. Parameter Bounds --
App. C. Conditional Posterior Distribution --
App. D. The Likelihood Function.
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