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Defining the Intervening and Explanatory Variables

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This is the second of four chapters that discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the research on democratization in southern Africa that is described in the book, as well as providing qualitative ... More


More Than Two Explanatory Variables

in Introductory Econometrics: Intuition, Proof, and Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772624
eISBN:
9780804777209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772624.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter shows that the addition of a second explanatory variable in Chapter 11 adds only four new things to what there is to know about regression. First, regression uses only the parts of each ... More


Understanding and Interpreting Regression with Two x's

in Introductory Econometrics: Intuition, Proof, and Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772624
eISBN:
9780804777209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772624.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter begins by deriving the variances of the slopes from a given equation. These are used first to address the issue of multicollinearity. It then turns to the issue of interpreting ... More


What If There Is More Than One X?

in Introductory Econometrics: Intuition, Proof, and Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772624
eISBN:
9780804777209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772624.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter shows that if the population relationship includes two explanatory variables, but the sample regression contains only one, then the estimate of the effect of the included variable is ... More


Categorical Dependent Variables

in Introductory Econometrics: Intuition, Proof, and Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772624
eISBN:
9780804777209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772624.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The previous chapters focused on how one or more explanatory variables contributed to the value of a dependent variable. It was assumed that the dependent variable was continuous and reported with ... More


Explaining Why Firms May Become Alphas or Betas

Raj Chari

in Life After Privatization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199658312
eISBN:
9780191798214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658312.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Offering models to guide the book’s empirical investigation (in Chapters 3, 4, and 5), this chapter outlines the explanatory variables (factors) that may explain why a firm becomes an Alpha or a ... More


Linear Regression

Andy Hector

in The New Statistics with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198729051
eISBN:
9780191795855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729051.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

This chapter extends the use of linear models to relationships with continuous explanatory variables, in other words, linear regression. The goal of the worked example (on wood hardness data) given ... More


Understanding Policy Reversals and Policy Stability

Wolfgang C. Müller and Paul W. Thurner (eds)

in The Politics of Nuclear Energy in Western Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747031
eISBN:
9780191809309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747031.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses structural, institutional, and situational factors that exercise influence on nuclear energy policy decisions. It reviews the respective literatures and introduces the ... More


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