PS102Lecture11

PS102Lecture11 - PS 102 Introduction to Political Inquiry...

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Unformatted text preview: PS 102 Introduction to Political Inquiry Lecture 11 Quantitative analysis: Observes a large number of comparable numerical summaries Uses statistical analysis to make comparisons Qualitative analysis: Observes a variety of non-numerical evidence Quotations, comments, anecdotes, etc. Logic of causal inference is the same between the two methods Same threats of spuriousness, endogeneity, etc. Methods are often combined in one study Logic of inference is the same at matching analysis Find cases that have same value on control variables, but differ on treatment Some potentially greater difficulties Few cases of data and many controls to match Reduce focus to the key controls Parsimony or misspecification? Example: Robert Pape Bombing to Win Hypothesis generating case studies soaking and poking Crucial case studies Analyst uses outside knowledge to demonstrate that case is crucial to a theory Deviant case analysis Use misprediction of statistical model to develop or modify theory Illustrative case study Describes operation of theory that is tested with quantitative evidence...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course POL SCI 102 taught by Professor Gelpi during the Spring '11 term at Duke.

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PS102Lecture11 - PS 102 Introduction to Political Inquiry...

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