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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521633000
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Pages: 336
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

I Introduction 1
1 Political Science's Dilemma 3
II Formal Models in Political Science 31
2 What Makes a Model Formal? 33
3 The Variety of Formal Models 75
III Empirical Evaluation of Formal Models 99
4 Fundamentals of Empirical Evaluation 101
5 Evaluating Assumptions 142
6 Evaluating Predictions: Equilibria, Disequilibria, and Multiequilibria 164
7 Evaluating Relationship Predictions 209
8 Evaluating Alternative Models 242
IV A Second Revolution 277
9 The Present and the Future 279
References 295
Name Index 317
Subject Index 322
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