Ecological Inference from Goodman to King

  title={Ecological Inference from Goodman to King},
  author={J. Morgan Kousser},
  journal={Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History},
  pages={101 - 126}
  • J. M. Kousser
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Economics
  • Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History
Since it was introduced to historians nearly three decades ago, a statistical technique known as ecological regression has been widely used to analyze aggregate election returns and similar data in history, political science, and law, and methodologists have discussed problems with, extensions of, and alternatives to the technique. The literature has become so vast and complicated, and recent contributions to it are of such importance, that it is time for a comprehensive review. This… 
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