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A. C. Davison, Yadolah Dodge, and N. Wermuth

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198566540

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.001.0001

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Some topics in social statistics

Some topics in social statistics

(p.151) 7 Some topics in social statistics
Celebrating Statistics

David Firth

Oxford University Press

This chapter summarizes recent themes and research topics in social statistics, viewed as statistical methods of particular value in substantive research fields such as criminology, demography, economics, education, geography, politics, psychology, public health, social policy, and sociology. Special emphasis is given to multi-level models, small area estimation, models for obtaining measuring instruments, and weighting problems arising in survey data. Particular areas in which further work seems likely to be fruitful are identified by discussing special features connected with incomplete data; policy evaluations; causal inquiries; event history data; aggregate data; macro-level phenomena arising from actions of individuals who influence one another; performance monitoring of public services; and open-source projects for statistical computing.

Keywords:   clustered observational units, ecological inference, event history, graphical models, missing data, multi-level models, policy evaluation, scales of measurement, selection bias, small-area estimation

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