Why inferential statistics are inappropriate for development studies and how the same data can be better used
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Keywordsfrequentist statistics; Bayesian statistics; causation; determinism; explanation; spatial autocorrelation; mulitple regression; international development; econometrics; comparative method; datasets; descriptive statistics; tabular analysis; visual analysis; maps; regession modeling; quantitative; qualitative; macrosociology; superpopulations; apparent populations; indeterminism; statistical assumptions;
- B0 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General
- C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
- C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
- P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism
- A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
- O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
- F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
- C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
- C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
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- NEP-HPE-2011-04-16 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-MIC-2011-04-16 (Microeconomics)
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