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

by Rebecca B. Morton
     
 

The book is intended to serve as a guide for active and future political scientists who are confronting the issues of empirical analysis and formal models, as well as a basis for a needed dialogue between empirical and formal theoretical researchers in political science. Once combined, these developments presage a new revolution in political science. See more details below

Overview

The book is intended to serve as a guide for active and future political scientists who are confronting the issues of empirical analysis and formal models, as well as a basis for a needed dialogue between empirical and formal theoretical researchers in political science. Once combined, these developments presage a new revolution in political science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521633000
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
IIntroduction1
1Political Science's Dilemma3
IIFormal Models in Political Science31
2What Makes a Model Formal?33
3The Variety of Formal Models75
IIIEmpirical Evaluation of Formal Models99
4Fundamentals of Empirical Evaluation101
5Evaluating Assumptions142
6Evaluating Predictions: Equilibria, Disequilibria, and Multiequilibria164
7Evaluating Relationship Predictions209
8Evaluating Alternative Models242
IVA Second Revolution277
9The Present and the Future279
References295
Name Index317
Subject Index322

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