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Methods and Models : A Guide to the Empirical Analysis of Formal Models in Political Science - Rebecca B. Morton

Methods and Models

A Guide to the Empirical Analysis of Formal Models in Political Science

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Published: 28th August 1999
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At present much of political science consists of a large body of formal theoretical work that remains largely unexplored empirically and an expanding use of sophisticated statistical techniques. While there are examples of noteworthy efforts to bridge the gap between these, there is still a need for much more cooperative work between formal theorists and empirical researchers in the discipline. This book explores how empirical analysis has, can, and should be used to evaluate formal models in political science. These developments, if combined, are potentially a basis for a new revolution in political science.

Introduction
Political science's dilemma
Formal Models in Political Science
What makes a model formal?
The variety of formal models
Empirical Evaluation of Formal Models
Fundamentals of empirical evaluation
Evaluating assumptions
Evaluating predictions: equilibria, disequilibria, and multiequilibria
Evaluating relationship predictions
Evaluating alternative models
A Second Revolution
The present and the future
References
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ISBN: 9780521633000
ISBN-10: 0521633001
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 28th August 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57