Unformatted text preview: but this author mentions other problems as well. Porter chose to analyze ten nations that shared a common outcome on the dependent variable of competitive advantage, thereby making his dependent variable nearly constant, making it extremely difficult to make causal inferences.-only selected top ten trading nations, whether they failed or succeeded, this is still a bias selecting on the dependent variable-define this type of selection bias as “complexification based on extreme contexts” 2.) INTERNATIONAL DETERRENCE: debate on a study of case study literature on international deterrence. The argument is that the selection is biased because they focused on crises which, in one sense or another, are already deterrence breakdowns. I didn’t really get the rest of the article, like if they were making other points. Sorry my brain died I guess. I think these were the main points....
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