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Why Most Numbers Published in Social Sciences Are Dead on Arrival

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The numbers published in physics are steppingstones for further inquiry, because they are few and other researchers often make use of them. The numbers published in social sciences are endpoints, ... More


Human Capital and Economic Growth: Linear Specifications

in Human Capital and Economic Growth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755405
eISBN:
9780804769761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755405.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides a systematic empirical investigation of the human capital economic–growth nexus from a linear perspective. It uses the transition to the steady-state approach formalized by ... More


Man-Eating Tigers

Peter Boomgaard

in Frontiers of Fear: Tigers and People in the Malay World, 1600-1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085396
eISBN:
9780300127591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085396.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reviews data about man-eating tigers that suggests an inverse linear relationship between population densities and per capita numbers of people killed by tigers. In areas with low ... More


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