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this is not econometrics, is it? It looks like a trivial multiple logistic regression model to me, with a four level factor for ideology and a continuous variable for corruption.

Seriously, any MSc student in ecology would be expected to be able to do this.

Not that the result isn't totally cool!

by PIGL (stevec@boreal.gmail@com) on Wed Jun 24th, 2009 at 10:01:23 AM EST
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Sometimes it aint the calibre of the weapon that counts, so much as knowing where to point it.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Wed Jun 24th, 2009 at 12:28:24 PM EST
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The fact is, with real-world data the simpler (the more "trivial") the statistical model, the better. Because a sophisticated model will likely not give significant results.

A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds; a man of deeds and not of words is like a garden full of turds — Anonymous
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jun 24th, 2009 at 12:32:07 PM EST
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The most devastating critique possible is one that exposes first order problems.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jun 27th, 2009 at 01:05:53 PM EST
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