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Ecological Inference : New Methodological Strategies - Gary King

Ecological Inference

New Methodological Strategies

By: Gary King (Editor), Ori Rosen (Editor), Martin Tanner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780521542807
Number Of Pages: 432

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Drawing upon the explosion of research in the field, a diverse group of scholars surveys strategies for solving ecological inference problems, the process of trying to infer individual behaviour from aggregate data.

The uncertainties and information lost in aggregation make ecological inference one of the most difficult areas of statistical inference, but these inferences are required in many academic fields, as well as by legislatures and the Courts in redistricting, marketing research by business, and policy analysis by governments.

This wide-ranging collection of essays, first published in 2004, offers many important contributions to the study of ecological inference.

Introduction: information in ecological inference: an introduction
Prior and likelihood choices in the analysis of ecological data
Information in aggregate data David
Using ecological inference for contextual research: when aggregation bias is the solution as well as the problem
Extending King's ecological inference model to multiple elections using Markov chain Monte Carlo
Ecological regression and ecological inference
Using prior information to aid ecological inference: a Bayesian approach
An information theoretic approach to ecological estimation and inference
Ecological panel inference from repeated cross sections
Multi-party split-ticket voting estimation as an ecological inference problem
Ecological inference in the presence of temporal dependence
A spatial view of the ecological inference problem
Places and relationships in ecological inference: uncovering contextual effects through a geographically weighted autoregressive model
Ecological inference incorporating spatial dependence
A common framework for ecological inference in epidemiology, political science and sociology
A structured comparison of the Goodman regression, the truncated normal, and the binomial-beta hierarchical methods for ecological inference
A comparison of the numerical properties of ei methods
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ISBN: 9780521542807
ISBN-10: 0521542804
Series: Analytical Methods for Social Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.095 x 17.678  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.744

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