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When are inferences too fragile to be believed?

When are inferences too fragile to be believed?
When are inferences too fragile to be believed?
The use of sensitivity analysis is routine in some fields of empirical econometrics, although econometric theorists have generally taken a critical attitude towards it. This paper presents a framework in which arguments for and against such analysis can be evaluated. It appears that sensitivity is not necessarily a bad, nor sturdiness necessarily a good.
1350-178X
161-177
Aldrich, John
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Aldrich, John
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Aldrich, John (2006) When are inferences too fragile to be believed? Journal of Economic Methodology, 13 (2), 161-177. (doi:10.1080/13501780600730653).

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The use of sensitivity analysis is routine in some fields of empirical econometrics, although econometric theorists have generally taken a critical attitude towards it. This paper presents a framework in which arguments for and against such analysis can be evaluated. It appears that sensitivity is not necessarily a bad, nor sturdiness necessarily a good.

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Published date: June 2006

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Local EPrints ID: 34872
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/34872
ISSN: 1350-178X
PURE UUID: 521fe849-4d38-48f2-bb40-2a18f5726a87

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Date deposited: 26 Jun 2006
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:06

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