What other sciences look like

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European Political Science, 6, 2, May 2007
To cite or link this document: http://hdl.handle.net/10230/1139
dc.contributor.author Colomer, Josep M.
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.issued 2007-03-01
dc.identifier.citation European Political Science, 6, 2, May 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/1139
dc.description.abstract In order to have references for discussing mathematical menus in political science, I review the most common types of mathematical formulae used in physics and chemistry, as well as some mathematical advances in economics. Several issues appear relevant: variables should be well defined and measurable; the relationships between variables may be non-linear; the direction of causality should be clearly identified and not assumed on a priori grounds. On these bases, theoretically-driven equations on political matters can be validated by empirical tests and can predict observable phenomena.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1017
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dc.title What other sciences look like
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2016-06-04T02:50:59Z
dc.subject.keyword natural and social sciences
dc.subject.keyword econometrics
dc.subject.keyword political science methods
dc.subject.keyword mathematical models
dc.subject.keyword regression analysis
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