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Necessary: Baking a cake, milk is necessary, but not sufficient Sufficient: Encompasses whole Causation: A causes B Correlation: A is related to B, but doesn’t necessarily cause B Dependent variable: Income level Independent variable: Education level, causal relationship between the two, but also must
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Unformatted text preview: consider alternative explanations Paradigm: model of thought, set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality Unit of analysis: what level of examination: individual, state, international systems-Realists: use state Heuristic: mental shortcut...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2009 for the course GOVT 3937 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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