# Questions tagged [social-science]

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### Model to use in assessing the responsiveness of a categorical variable to policy changes over time?

I am interested in determining if the decisionmaking of a particular government body was responsive to policy and statutory changes that occurred at known points in time. I can classify the decisions ...
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### Comparing Tract-level data to State-level?

I'm using firearm trace data (available at the state-level) and attempting to compare it to socially disadvantaged areas (census tracts) by the way of regression analysis. Katz and Schnebly (2011) ...
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### Arithmetic mean of normalized scores or a direct geometric mean?

My question is about studies like the following: The 2015 SEDA Scores by Country, PDF is available here. The authors collect 43 indicators for 149 countries and compute a well-being index based on ...
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### Plot of two ordinal variables?

It is common to represent various (ordinal, social) attributes on a pair of axes as in the examples below. In general, what is this sort of graph/representation called? It is, perhaps, useful to ...
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### How can I analyse the effect of one variable on another if they were each recorded at different times? (Individual panel data with linked variables)

I have panel data from a popular election study and linked data, collected seperately, on all of the respondents. This means that I can link respondents detailed personal economic data, for example, ...
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### How to calculate sample size (or power) for the experiment with multiple treatments and a binary outcome?

I have an experiment in which there are 13 treatment groups and the relevant outcome is binary. I'm trying to apply the test of proportion to determine the required sample size to be able to detect ...
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### Social Science: Data Fitting and Prediction in Regression Analysis

Statistical methods are also used in the social science and in my major, Political Science, researchers often use regression and related techniques. They run regressions for the collected data and ...
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### What is a proper scale to do the social network analysis?

Problem My problem is to profile the individual user (i.e. mine individual user's interest, location, and many more). What we have as input are the network structure (e.g. linked-in network) ...
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### How to use hierarchical models to predict vote share in elections?

I would like to predict overall vote share $Y$ in a national election in the US as well as the vote share individual states. For simplicity, let's assume that the country has a pure two party system, ...
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### Analyzing test scores with different size groups

I'm a bit new to statistics; I know some general info about ANOVA, but I'm wondering if it's applicable in the following situation. Let's say I have a group of people who have taken a test, and the ...
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### Creating an index using PCA

I am working with data for Indian schools. I intend to create an Index by combining several variables(availability of library, no. of computers in the school, no. of toilets in the school) that can ...
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### Is this the right way to use and interpret Mann-Whitney U Test?

I need to validate if two independent samples give significantly different results. The sample has a non-normal distribution, so I will use Mann-Whitney U Test The dependent variable is a five-point ...
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### Would it be valid to compare two slightly different questions using frequency?

I administered a questionnaire, and one of the questions asked: Indicate all of the activities you did while on your most recent trip (please select all that apply). There are 20 or so options to ...
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### I need a nonsense detector on my model

So I'm trying to check internet availability's effect on terrorism. I was just going to run a regression of Number_of_Attacks ~ %access_of_internet + region(categorical) To code %...