Theory Testing in a World of Constrained Research Design

@inproceedings{Stolzenberg1990TheoryTI,
  title={Theory Testing in a World of Constrained Research Design},
  author={Ross M. Stolzenberg and Daniel A. Relles},
  year={1990}
}
Because censored sampling is often unavoidable in much sociological data analysis, computationally simple corrections of censoring bias would be useful. Heckman's correction is simple to compute, widely used, and proven asymptotically correct under certain assumptions, but its limitations in practical situations are not well known in sociology. Here, we overview prior criticisms of Heckman's estimator, and we consider the case in which its normality assumptions are satisfied, censoring rates… CONTINUE READING

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