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Title: Replication data for: Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Models with Beta-Distributed Depedent Variables      
dateReleased:
02-16-2010
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/14269
ID:
hdl:1902.1/14269
description:
Research in political science is often concerned with modeling dependent variables that are proportions. Proportions are relevant in a wide variety of substantive areas, including elections, the bureaucracy, and interest groups. Yet because most researchers rely upon an approach, OLS, that does not recognize key aspects of proportions, the conclusions we reach from normal models may not provide the best understanding of phenomena of interest in these areas. In this paper, I use Monte Carlo simulations to show that maximum likelihood estimation of these data using the beta distribution may provide more accurate and more precise results. I then present empirical analyses illustrating some of these differences.
description:
Philip Paolino, 2010, "Replication data for: Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Models with Beta-Distributed Depedent Variables", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/14269, Harvard Dataverse, V1
name:
Philip Paolino
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997