James C Garand

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One of the most intractable problems associated with studying representation in the U.S. House of Representatives involves the measurement of district-level constituency opinion. In measuring constituency opinion in House districts, scholars have relied on a number of alternative approaches, including the use of demographic variables, small-sample estimates(More)
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A cademic journals play a key role in the dissemination of scholarly knowledge in the social sciences. Hence, publication in journals is critical evidence of scholarly performance for both individuals and the departments that they populate. While in the best of worlds each scholar's performance would be evaluated based on a close reading of his0her(More)
This Note has shown that when a by-election produces a result that is out of line with the current national trend, then this deviation is reflected in the result at the following general election. I am grateful to a referee for the observation that similarly enduring effects may arise from atypical local or Euro-elections. Numerous scholars have documented(More)
Deinstitutionalization following the introduction of antipsychotic medications in 1954 has received much attention as a major narrative in psychiatry. Little attention has been given, however, to deinstitutionalization before 1954. Using United States census data on discharge and readmission rates of US mental hospitals from 1935 to 1964, this article(More)
Introduction The purpose of this course is to introduce graduate students to the theory, method, and practice of regression analysis and its many variants. Regression analysis is the principle method of empirical inquiry in the social sciences. It is a powerful tool for testing models of political and social phenomena and making inferences about the(More)
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