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  •  he wanted to use individual-level data (0+ / 0-)

    and this is what he could find. I wouldn't have gone there, but I don't see how it has anything to do with partisan axe-grinding.

    •  I Don't See Partisanship at Play (3+ / 0-)
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      theran, cskendrick, HudsonValleyMark

      But I see shoddy work.  His previous post was a joke.  He asserted that there was nothing going on regarding Appalachia, contrary to what I've written.  But he simply showed two maps, that weren't tracking the same thing.  He got drilled pretty hard in the comments, but never really addressed the (imo valid) criticisms raised.  

      I agree, not partisan axe-grinding.  But it makes me doubt his credibility on other subjects, seeing how shoddy these two post have been.

      "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

      by Dana Houle on Thu Mar 26, 2009 at 09:45:25 AM PDT

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    •  I Assume You Probably Saw... (2+ / 0-)
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      theran, HudsonValleyMark

      ...that early post I mentioned, but if not, it's here.  

      And the problem, again, is that he showed two maps, one with overall vote changes by county, then another with his extrapolations of the white vote by county in 2008, and says "nothing to see here," but didn't look at any possible changes in the white vote between 2004 and 2008.  

      Classic case of apples and oranges.  

      "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

      by Dana Houle on Thu Mar 26, 2009 at 09:49:46 AM PDT

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    •  He had access to the raw data? (0+ / 0-)

      Alright, that would justify the recategorization of income bands, absent data sparseness issues.

      But testing cells by income bands and state of residence?

      I think that calls for a population study or very large sampling, on the order of tens of thousands of respondents.

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