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King, Gary 1958-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 94 publications in 1 language and 4,792 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: H61, 300.72
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary King
Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research by Gary King( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While heated arguments between practitioners of qualitative and quantitative research have begun to test the very integrity of the social sciences, Gary King, Robert Keohane, and Sidney Verba have produced a farsighted and timely book that promises to sharpen and strengthen a wide range of research performed in this field. These leading scholars, each representing diverse academic traditions, have developed a unified approach to valid descriptive and causal inference in qualitative research, where numerical measurement is either impossible or undesirable. Their book demonstrates that the same logic of inference underlies both good quantitative and good qualitative research designs, and their approach applies equally to each. Providing precepts intended to stimulate and discipline thought, the authors explore issues related to framing research questions, measuring the accuracy of data and uncertainty of empirical inferences, discovering causal effects, and generally improving qualitative research. Among the specific topics they address are interpretation and inference, comparative case studies, constructing causal theories, dependent and explanatory variables, the limits of random selection, selection bias, and errors in measurement. Mathematical notation is occasionally used to clarify concepts, but no prior knowledge of mathematics or statistics is assumed. The unified logic of inference that this book explicates will be enormously useful to qualitative researchers of all traditions and substantive fields. -- Publisher description
A solution to the ecological inference problem : reconstructing individual behavior from aggregate data by Gary King( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a solution to the ecological inference problem, which has plagued users of statistical methods for over 75 years: How can researchers reliably infer individual-level behavior from aggregate (ecological) data? In political science, this question arises when individual-level surveys are unavailable (for instance, local or comparative electoral politics), unreliable (racial politics), insufficient (political geography), or infeasible (political history). This ecological inference problem also confronts researchers in numerous areas of major significance in public policy, and other academic disciplines, ranging from epidemiology and marketing to sociology and quantitative history. Although many have attempted to make such cross-level inferences, scholars agree that all existing methods yield very inaccurate conclusions about the world. In this volume, Gary King lays out a unique - and reliable - solution to this venerable problem
Unifying political methodology : the likelihood theory of statistical inference by Gary King( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of political science : 100 perspectives by Gary King( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains some of the newest, most exciting ideas now percolating within political science. One hundred authors each contribute a brief essay about a single novel or insufficiently appreciated idea on some aspect of political science
Demographic forecasting by Federico Girosi( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking Human Security by Gary King( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Automating Open Science for Big Data by Merc Crosas( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Designing social inquiry : scientific inference in qualitative research
Alternative Names
キング, G

Languages
English (92)

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A solution to the ecological inference problem : reconstructing individual behavior from aggregate dataUnifying political methodology : the likelihood theory of statistical inferenceThe future of political science : 100 perspectivesDemographic forecasting