An inductive approach to determining causality in comparative politics: A fuzzy set alternative

@inproceedings{Mordeson2007AnIA,
  title={An inductive approach to determining causality in comparative politics: A fuzzy set alternative},
  author={John N. Mordeson and Terry D. Clark and Adam D. Grieser and Mark J. Wierman},
  year={2007}
}
Political science typically tests hypotheses by demonstrating correlations between variables. The most commonly employed method for doing so is regression analysis. The approach is essentially crisp, which carries with it a number of questionable assumptions about the data. Political phenomena such as democracy or stability often involve measuring the degree to which a particular observation demonstrates the qualities of the category. A fuzzy set approach better captures the inherent ambiguity… CONTINUE READING