## Beyond Regression: The Need for Predictive Models

*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/9780199534661.003.0018
- Subject:
- Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Society needs more from social sciences than they have delivered, and this book offers openings. To the society at large, quantitative social scientists presently seem no better at prediction than ... More

## SUMMARY OF PARAMETRIC IMAGE REGISTRATION

*Jan Modersitzki*

### in Numerical Methods for Image Registration

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198528418
- eISBN:
- 9780191713583
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528418.003.0007
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter summarizes the techniques discussed so far in this book. The techniques are all based on the minimization of a certain distance measure, and the distance measure is based on image ... More

## Simulation-based Econometric Methods

*Christian Gouriéroux and Alain Monfort*

- Published in print:
- 1997
- Published Online:
- November 2003
- ISBN:
- 9780198774754
- eISBN:
- 9780191596339
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/0198774753.001.0001
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book deals with a new generation of econometric methods leading to criterion functions without simple analytical expression. The difficulty often comes from the presence of integrals of large ... More

## Goodness of Fit

*Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore*

### in Income Distribution: Includes CD

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- May 2006
- ISBN:
- 9780195300918
- eISBN:
- 9780199783441
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/0195300912.003.0004
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The criteria for judging the adaptability of the model for describing income distribution are illustrated. These include the mean absolute deviation, chi-squared statistic, mean squared error, and ... More

## The Mean Duration of Cabinets

*Rein Taagepera*

### in Predicting Party Sizes: The Logic of Simple Electoral Systems

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780199287741
- eISBN:
- 9780191713408
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287741.003.0010
- Subject:
- Political Science, Democratization

Again the quantity to watch is the ‘seat product’. The inverse square law of cabinet durations says that the mean cabinet duration in a country is approximately forty-two years divided by the square ... More

## Statistical Methods of Mobility Research

*Richard Breen*

### in Social Mobility in Europe

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- November 2004
- ISBN:
- 9780199258451
- eISBN:
- 9780191601491
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/0199258457.003.0002
- Subject:
- Political Science, European Union

Introduces and explains, in a fairly non-technical fashion, the main quantitative methods employed in the study of intergenerational mobility. These include methods for modelling mobility tables, in ... More

## Why We Should Shift to Symmetric Regression

*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/9780199534661.003.0012
- Subject:
- Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

When data are scattered, Ordinary Least-Squares (OLS) regression produces two quite distinct regression lines – one for y versus x and another for x versus y – and both may differ appreciably from ... More

## ‘Form’ discrimination

*L. Weiskrantz*

### in Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

- Published in print:
- 1990
- Published Online:
- January 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780198521921
- eISBN:
- 9780191706226
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.003.0008
- Subject:
- Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

D. B.'s ability to discriminate shapes by forced-choice guessing was studied using various letters, rectangles vs. squares, and degrees of curvature of triangles. Both projected and back-illuminated ... More

## General Theorems From Specific Images

*Marcus Giaquinto*

### in Visual Thinking in Mathematics

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780199285945
- eISBN:
- 9780191713811
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285945.003.0008
- Subject:
- Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter shows that some general arithmetical theorems almost certainly can be discovered by visualizing. First, it describes two examples of what look like acceptable routes to general theorems ... More

## Blackface Minstrels, Black Minstrels, and Their European Reception

*Derek B. Scott*

### in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780195309461
- eISBN:
- 9780199871254
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0006
- Subject:
- Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the reception of black and blackface minstrelsy outside of the USA. Europeans first acquired knowledge of the music-making of African Americans through the distorting medium of ... More

## Existential Import and the Square of Opposition

*Gyula Klima*

### in John Buridan

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- January 2009
- ISBN:
- 9780195176223
- eISBN:
- 9780199871957
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176223.003.0006
- Subject:
- Religion, Church History

The sixth chapter discusses the issue of how the reconstruction of the relevant parts of Buridan’s logic and medieval logic in general, using restricted variables, validates the attribution of ... More

## From 11/9/1989 to 9/11/2001 and Beyond: The Return of Jeremiad and the Specter of Secularization

*Joshua Yates*

### in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780195342536
- eISBN:
- 9780199867042
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0012
- Subject:
- Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines leading figures and institutions of the Religious Right in the United States and the distinctive narrative form its public and political activism has taken from the fall of the ... More

## Youth First in Jackson Square! (¡Jovenes Primero!): Case Study: Boston, Massachusetts

*Melvin Delgado and Lee Staples*

### in Youth-Led Community Organizing: Theory and Action

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2009
- ISBN:
- 9780195182767
- eISBN:
- 9780199865192
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182767.003.0009
- Subject:
- Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

This chapter presents a case study to illustrate how youth-led community organizing can be done and how local circumstances help shape these efforts. Hyde/Jackson Square is an area that has been ... More

## The mathematics of John Pell

*Jacqueline Stedall*

### in John Pell (1611-1685) and His Correspondence with Sir Charles Cavendish: The Mental World of an Early Modern Mathematician

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198564843
- eISBN:
- 9780191713750
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564843.003.0009
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This second part of the book presents the mathematical works of John Pell. Pell's published works were few: the Controversiae pars prima in 1647, An Introduction to Algebra in 1668, and the Table of ... More

## Projection Procrustes problems

*J. C. Gower and G. B. Dijksterhuis*

### in Procrustes Problems

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198510581
- eISBN:
- 9780191708961
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510581.003.0005
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter considers projection Procrustes where T is an orthonormal matrix P, which has an interpretation of rotating an orthogonal projection of the P 1-dimensional ... More

## Methodologies for root selection

*Christopher G. Small and Jinfang Wang*

### in Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Estimating Equations

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198506881
- eISBN:
- 9780191709258
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506881.003.0005
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter studies the specific problem of selecting a root of an estimating equation with more than one root, for instance, using methods by removing the irregularity of the estimating function or ... More

## PRO-SUBJECTIVE APPROACH LOSES AS SAMPLING THEORY GAINS GROUND

*Shoutir Kishore Chatterjee*

### in Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198525318
- eISBN:
- 9780191711657
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525318.003.0008
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

In the first half of the 19th century, Laplace, Gauss, and a number of other contributors enriched statistical thought. The quest for a suitable model for the distribution of observational errors led ... More

## Analysis of variance framework

*J. C. Gower and G. B. Dijksterhuis*

### in Procrustes Problems

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198510581
- eISBN:
- 9780191708961
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510581.003.0010
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter continues the discussion of the multi-set problem, presenting several forms of analysis of variance which have only a rudimentary form for the two sets Procrustes problem but which give ... More

## Links with other methods

*J. C. Gower and G. B. Dijksterhuis*

### in Procrustes Problems

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198510581
- eISBN:
- 9780191708961
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510581.003.0013
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

The multi-set Procrustes problem may be viewed as a part of the family of three-mode multidimensional scaling methods. This chapter discusses links with other three-mode methods, especially PINDIS, ... More

## On the application of the method of least squares to some cases, in which a combination of certain types of inhomogeneous random sources of errors gives these a ‘systematic’ character

*T. N. Thiele*

### in Thiele: Pioneer in Statistics

- Published in print:
- 2002
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198509721
- eISBN:
- 9780191709197
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509721.003.0002
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter presents Thiele's first paper on the method of least squares. This paper was so far ahead of its time that only a few appreciated the results. Thiele's recursive algorithm developed in ... More