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An, Weihua; Winship, Christopher – Sociological Methods & Research, 2017
In this article, we review popular parametric models for analyzing panel data and introduce the latest advances in matching methods for panel data analysis. To the extent that the parametric models and the matching methods offer distinct advantages for drawing causal inference, we suggest using both to cross-validate the evidence. We demonstrate…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Statistical Inference, Interviews, Race
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An, Weihua – Sociological Methods & Research, 2016
One interesting idea in social network analysis is the directionality test that utilizes the directions of social ties to help identify peer effects. The null hypothesis of the test is that if contextual factors are the only force that affects peer outcomes, the estimated peer effects should not differ, if the directions of social ties are…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Social Networks, Statistical Analysis, Network Analysis