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Isolating Spatial Autocorrelation, Aggregation Bias, and Distributional Violations in Ecological Inference: Comment on Anselin and Cho

  • Gary King (a1)


Few better ways of checking and improving statistical methods exist than having other researchers go over your results, and so I especially appreciate the efforts in Anselin and Cho (2002), hereinafter AC. In this note, I make two main points.



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Anselin, Luc, and Tam Cho, Wendy K. 2002. “Spatial Effects and Ecological Inference.” Political Analysis 10:276297.
Donoho, D. L., and Huber, P. J. 1983. “The Notion of the Breakdown Point.” In A Feschrift for Erich L. Lehmann, eds. Bickel, Peter J., Doksum, Kjell A., and Hodges, J. L. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Imai, Kosuke, and King, Galy. 2002. Did Illegally Counted Overseas Absentee Ballots Decide the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.
King, Gary. 1997. A Solution to the Ecological Inference Problem: Reconstructing Individual Behavior from Aggregate Data. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
King, Gary. 2000. “Geography, Statistics, and Ecological Inference.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 90:601606.
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