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

Methods and Models : A Guide to the Empirical Analysis of Formal Models in Political Science - 99 edition

Methods and Models : A Guide to the Empirical Analysis of Formal Models in Political Science - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780521633949

ISBN10: 052163394X

Methods and Models : A Guide to the Empirical Analysis of Formal Models in Political Science by Rebecca B. Morton - ISBN 9780521633949
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Methods and Models : A Guide to the Empirical Analysis of Formal Models in Political Science by Rebecca B. Morton - ISBN 9780521633949

ISBN13: 9780521633949

ISBN10: 052163394X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction:

1. Political science's dilemma

Part II. Formal Models in Political Science:

2. What makes a model formal?
3. The variety of formal models

Part III. Empirical Evaluation of Formal Models:

4. Fundamentals of empirical evaluation
5. Evaluating assumptions
6. Evaluating predictions: equilibria, disequilibria, and multiequilibria
7. Evaluating relationship predictions
8. Evaluating alternative models

Part IV. A Second Revolution:

9. The present and the future
10. References.