The ecological fallacy.

  title={The ecological fallacy.},
  author={Steven Piantadosi and David P. Byar and Sylvan B. Green},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={127 5},

Postsecondary Research and Recommendations for Federal Datasets With American Indians and Alaska Natives: Challenges and Future Directions

Abstract:This article discusses methodological strengths and limitations of federally managed postsecondary data with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) college student populations. To support

When Does the Ecological Fallacy Vanish in Linear Regressions?

As regards regressions, the ecological fallacy suggests that coefficients obtained from aggregate (or group) data often differ from those of the same statistical model and data at the individual

What can ecological studies tell us about death?

  • Y. Neumark
  • Environmental Science
    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
  • 2017
Using an ecological study design, Gordon et al. demonstrate variations in mortality patterns across districts and sub-districts of Israel during 2008–2013 using public-domain anonymous data.

On the use of interview data for the microsimulation of ideological conflicts

There is an increasing number of interview projects like the European Values Study (EVS) or the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), which collect in many different countries internationally

Prenatal and Early Life Exposure to Stressful Life Events and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Population-Based Studies in Sweden and England

No evidence is found to support the hypotheses that exposure to stressful life events during the prenatal period is associated with an increased risk of offspring ASD.

Boredom belief moderates the mental health impact of boredom among young people: Correlational and multi‐wave longitudinal evidence gathered during the COVID‐19 pandemic

Abstract Objectives Young people's experience of boredom and its psychological health sequelae have been exacerbated by the COVID‐19 pandemic. The present study examined the moderating role of

Be careful with ecological associations

By using a series of examples, this paper provides a general explanation of the ecological studies and provides some useful elements to recognize or suspect ecological fallacy in this type of studies.

The Happy Culture: A Theoretical, Meta-Analytic, and Empirical Review of the Relationship Between Culture and Wealth and Subjective Well-Being

The happy nation has low power distance and low uncertainty avoidance, but is high in femininity and individualism, and these effects are interrelated but still partially independent from political and economic institutions.

What Can Cross-Cultural Correlations Teach Us about Human Nature?

This work provides examples of how cross-cultural non-equivalence of measurement gives rise to problems in the context of testing evolutionary hypotheses about human behavior, and offers some suggestions for future research.

An introduction to multilevel analysis: Is the individual demand for health is affected by the physician of primary care?

For the city of Zaragoza, the results show the existence of a random effect significant of the primary care physician in spending made by patients, and the application of Heckman’s model provides evidence of this bias.