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Formal Models in Political Science

Fiorina, Morris P. (1975) Formal Models in Political Science. American Journal of Political Science, 19 (1). pp. 133-159. ISSN 0092-5853. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20151109-151218182

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Abstract

In recent years the journals have published an increasing number of articles which present or utilize formal models of political behavior and political processes. At present, however, this research probably reaches only a small audience. In an effort to broaden that audience this paper attempts (1) to describe and illustrate the use of formal models, (2) to explain why some believe that the construction of models is a useful research method, (3) to identify subfields in which models exist and suggest others where models should exist, (4) to discuss various types of existing models, (5) to offer some basic critical standards according to which research which involves models can be judged.


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Additional Information:© 1975 Midwest Political Science Association. Manuscript submitted May 13, 1974. Final manuscript received September 10, 1974. I wish to thank Ken Shepsle, Robert Bates, and three anonymous referees for their comments on an earlier version of this paper.
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Official Citation:Fiorina, Morris P.. “Formal Models in Political Science”. American Journal of Political Science 19.1 (1975): 133–159.
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