Gujarati, Damodar N.
2003. Basic Econometrics.
New York: Mc-Graw Hill.
Aldrich, John H., and Forrest
D. Nelson. 1984. Linear Probability, Logit and Probit Models. Sage
University Paper series on Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences.,
07-045. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Berry, William D. and Stanley
Feldman. 1985. Multiple Regression in Practice. Sage University Paper
series on Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences., 07-050. Newbury
Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Berry, William D. 1993.
Understanding Regression Assumptions. Sage University Paper series on
Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences., 07-092. Newbury Park, CA:
These texts are available via online
sellers (for e.g., Amazon.Com). You may even find used copies.
The following readings are required for this course. While
some are available from JSTOR and other online databases,
a few are obtainable from the journals in the UIC library. This list may grow as
Christopher H. 1977. "Measuring Representation: Perils of the Correlation
Coefficient." American Journal
Achen, Christopher H. 1990.
"What Does 'Explained Variance' Explain? A Reply." Political Analysis
Bollen, Kenneth A. and
Robert W. Jackman. 1985. "Regression Diagnostics: An Expository Treatment of
Outliers and Influential Cases." Sociological Methods and Research
Chatterjee, Samprit and
Frederick Wiseman. 1983. "Use of Regression Diagnostics in Political Science."
American Journal of Political Science 27(3):601-13.
Cohen, Jacob. 1994. "The
Earth is Round (p < .05)." American Psychologist 49(12):997-1003.
George W. and David M. Rocke. 1979. "Interpreting Heteroscedasticity."
American Journal of Political
Geddes, Barbara. 1990. "How
the Cases You Choose Affect the Answers You Get: Selection Bias in Comparative
Politics." Political Analysis :131-50.
Hagle, Timothy M. and Glenn
E. Mitchell. 1992. "Goodness-of-Fit Measures for Probit and Logit." American
Journal of Political Science 36(August):762-84.
King, Gary. 1986. "How Not
to Lie With Statistics: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Quantitative Political
Science." American Journal of Political Science 30(3):666-87.
King, Gary. 1991. "Truth is
Stranger than Predication, More Questionable than Causal Inference." American
Journal of Political Science 35(4):1047-53.
Lewis-Beck, Michael and
Andrew Skalaban. 1990. "The R-squared: Some Straight Talk." Political
Lewis-Beck, Michael. 1986.
"Comparative Economic Voting: Britain, France, Germany, Italy." American
Journal of Political Science 30(2):315-46.
Long, J. Scott and Pravin K.
Trivedi. 1992. "Some Specification Tests for the Linear Regression Model."
Sociological Methods and Research 21:161-208.
Nagler, Jonathan. 1994. "Scobit:
An Alternative Estimator to Logit and Probit." American Journal of Political
Petersen, Trond. 1985. "A
Comment on Presenting Results from Logit and Probit Models." American
Sociological Review 50(1):130-31.
Stimson, James A. 1981.
"Interpreting Polynomial Regression." In Linear Models in Social Research,
Peter Marsden. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Stimson, James A. 1985.
"Regression in Space and Time: A Statistical Essay." American Journal of
Political Science 29(4):914-47.
Stolzenberg, Ross M. 1980.
"The Measurement and Decomposition of Causal Effects in Nonlinear and
Nonadditive Models." In Sociological Methodology, Karl F. Schuessler. San
Francisco: Jossey Bass.
Stolzenberg, Ross M. and
Daniel A. Relles. 1990. "Theory Testing in a World of Constrained Research
Design." Sociological Methods and Research 18(4):395-415.
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