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'New political history:' some statistical questions answered

Kousser, J. Morgan and Lichtman, Allan J. (1982) 'New political history:' some statistical questions answered. Humanities Working Paper, 72. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA.

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In the Spring, 1981, number of Social Science History, William G. Shade defended the "ethnocultural" historians' conclusions and offered some general methodological advice to political historians. Examining his five-part argument point by point, we find his analysis of the issues muddled, his "tests" of the robustness of the ethnoculturalists' results misconceived and inconclusive, and his specific prescriptions for future historians misleading. After attempting to clarify the arguments and propose some useful guidelines, we conclude that Shade's article underlines (once again) the necessity for more intensive statistical training for social scientific historians.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
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Issue or Number:72
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Official Citation:Kousser, J. Morgan and Lichtman, Alan J. 'New political history:' some statistical questions answered. Pasadena, CA: California Institute of Technology, 1982. Humanities Working Paper, No. 72.
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Deposited By: Lindsay Cleary
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