Peace Science Society Meeting 2004

Panel on Control Variables, Specification, and Knowledge Accumulation

This page makes available the papers presented on a special evening panel at the 2004 PSS meeting. Published versions of these papers can be found in the Winter 2005 issue of Conflict Management and Peace Science (Volume 22, Number 4). Questions or comments should be directed to the authors.
  • "Constructing Multivariate Analyses." James Lee Ray, Vanderbilt University
  • "Let's Put Garbage-Can Regressions and Garbage-Can Probits Where They Belong." Christopher H. Achen, Princeton University
  • "Rule of Three, Let It Be: When More Really is Better." John R. Oneal, University of Alabama and Bruce Russett, Yale University
  • "The Phantom Menace: Omitted Variable Bias in Econometric Research." Kevin A. Clarke, University of Rochester
  • "Heeding Ray’s Advice: Exploring Confounding and Intervening Variables in Democratic Peace Studies." Kelly M. Kadera and Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, University of Iowa
  • "Cumulation from Proper Specification: Theory, Logic, Research Design, and ‘Nice’ Laws." Harvey Starr, University of South Carolina

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