Ecological Inference: New Methodological Strategies

Ecological Inference: New Methodological Strategies

by Gary King
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521835135

ISBN-13: 9780521835138

Pub. Date: 03/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ecological Inference: New Methodological Strategies brings together a diverse group of scholars to survey the latest strategies for solving ecological inference problems in various fields. The last half decade has witnessed an explosion of research in ecological inference - the attempt to infer individual behavior from aggregate data. The uncertainties and the…  See more details below

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Ecological Inference: New Methodological Strategies brings together a diverse group of scholars to survey the latest strategies for solving ecological inference problems in various fields. The last half decade has witnessed an explosion of research in ecological inference - the attempt to infer individual behavior from aggregate data. The uncertainties and the information lost in aggregation make ecological inference one of the most difficult areas of statistical inference, but such inferences are required in many academic fields, as well as by legislatures and the courts in redistricting, by businesses in marketing research, and by governments in policy analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521835138
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Series:
Analytical Methods for Social Research Series
Pages:
421
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : information in ecological inference : an introduction1
1Prior and likelihood choices in the analysis of ecological data13
2The information in aggregate data51
3Using ecological inference for contextual research69
4Extending King's ecological inference model to multiple elections using Markov chain Monte Carlo97
5Ecological regression and ecological inference123
6Using prior information to aid ecological inference : a Bayesian approach144
7An information theoretic approach to ecological estimation and inference162
8Ecological panel inference from repeated cross sections188
9Ecological inference in the presence of temporal dependence207
10A spatial view of the ecological inference problem233
11Places and relationships in ecological inference245
12Ecological inference incorporating spatial dependence266
13Common framework for ecological inference in epidemiology, political science, and sociology303
14Multiparty split-ticket voting estimation as an ecological inference problem333
15A structured comparison of the goodman regression, the truncated normal, and the binomial-beta hierarchical methods for ecological inference351
16A comparison of the numerical properties of EI methods383

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