English title: Regressing the propensity to vote

Author(s): Gordon G. Bechtel -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2012

Abstract

The present paper addresses the propensity to vote with data from the third and fourth rounds of the European Social Survey. The regression of voting propensities on true predictor scores is made possible by estimates of predictor reliabilities (Bechtel, 2010; 2011). This resolves two major problems in binary regression, i.e. errors in variables and imputation errors. These resolutions are attained by a pure randomization theory that incorporates fixed measurement error in design-based regression. This type of weighted regression has long been preferred by statistical agencies and polling organizations for sampling large populations.

Volume: 10

Issue: 0

From page no: 281

To page no: 295

Refereed: Yes

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Journal: Journal of Data Science