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Empirical Methodology

Michael Beenstock

in Heredity, Family, and Inequality: A Critique of Social Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016926
eISBN:
9780262301381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016926.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses empirical methodology, focusing on attenuation bias induced by measurement error or data fluctuation and solutions to the biased and inconsistent empirical estimates of the ... More


Empirical Methodology

Michael Beenstock

in Heredity, Family, and Inequality: A Critique of Social Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016926
eISBN:
9780262301381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016926.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines issues relating to empirical methodology and hypothesis testing. Because data on parents, children, and siblings are observational, hypotheses testing has proved difficult. This ... More


Statistics

Michael Beenstock

in Heredity, Family, and Inequality: A Critique of Social Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016926
eISBN:
9780262301381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016926.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the use of statistics in assessing the relationship between phenotypes and genotypes. It proposes a simple data-generating process in which the phenotype of children depends on ... More


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