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Statistics: Overview

  • By: John E. Jackson & Bogdan W. Mach
  • In: International Encyclopedia of Political Science
  • Edited by: Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser & Leonardo Morlino
  • Subject:Political Science (general), General Politics & International Relations

Empirical work is about estimating the relationships among variables and then, based on the values of and confidence in those estimates, discussing their substantive implications. These relationships are expressed as a model relating some outcome or set of outcomes, the ...

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