Seven deadly sins of contemporary quantitative political analysis

@article{Schrodt2014SevenDS,
  title={Seven deadly sins of contemporary quantitative political analysis},
  author={Philip A. Schrodt},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={51},
  pages={287 - 300}
}
A combination of technological change, methodological drift and a certain degree of intellectual sloth, particularly with respect to philosophy of science, has allowed contemporary quantitative political analysis to accumulate a series of dysfunctional habits that have rendered much of contemporary research more or less meaningless. I identify these ‘seven deadly sins’ as: Garbage can models that ignore the effects of collinearity; Pre-scientific explanation in the absence of prediction… Expand
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