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167 Post author: lukeprog 16 January 2011 08:30AM

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Comment author: tel 31 May 2011 04:54:10AM 2 points [-]

I'm sorry, as I'm reading it that sounds rather vague. Gelman's work stems largely from the fact that there is no central theory of political action. Group behavior is some kind of sum of individual behaviors, but with only aggregate measurements you cannot discern the individual causes. This leads to a tendency to never see zero effect sizes, for instance.