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Identification Problems in the Social Sciences

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ISBN 9780674442849

Publication Date: 03/15/1999


194 pages

5-5/8 x 8-3/4 inches

7 line illustrations


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A landmark book in social science methodology. No sociologist who takes statistical methods seriously can afford to ignore it… The book is written in plain and lucid English… Manski’s book gives us good directions to follow to solve various practical problems in the future… Identification Problems in the Social Sciences is a great book to read… You will surely admire the book’s elegance and logical clarity. I highly recommend the book.—Yu Xie, American Journal of Sociology

Manski’s provision of nonparametric bounds is insightful. The book also gives lucid and methodical exposition of the techniques involved and illustrative examples. Above all, its reminder that our conclusions can only be as good as our assumptions and its thoughtful remarks on the limitations of controlled experimentation in program evaluation research are incisive. Manski’s self-reflective and circumspective critique and offer of solutions are surely commendable… The book provides an illuminating discussion of a fundamental problem in social research.—Raymond Sin-Kwok Wong, Contemporary Sociology

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