Seven Keys to Help You Avoid Errors and Reach Defensible Conclusions in Quantitative Analysis (II)
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Rule # 4. Focus on the size of effects. Don’t worship at the altar of statistical significance.

Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey. 2004. “Size Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review.” Econ Journal Watch 1(2): 331-358.

Rule # 5. You can’t expect good estimates from bad models.

Firebaugh, G. and Brian Goesling. 2004. "Accounting for the Recent Decline in Global Income Inequality." American Journal of Sociology 110 (September): 283-312.

Rule # 6. Define your terms.



Rule # 7. Look for, and exploit, empirical discrepancies or anomalies.

Firebaugh, G. and Brian Goesling. 2004. "Accounting for the Recent Decline in Global Income Inequality." American Journal of Sociology 110 (September): 283-312.