Brian Greenhill is an Assistant Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, 223 Silsby Hall, HB 6108, Hanover, NH 03755 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Michael D. Ward is a Professor of Political Science at Duke University, 408 Perkins Library, Campus Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708 (email@example.com). Audrey Sacks is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology, University of Washington, 211 Savery Hall, Box 353340, Seattle, WA 98195-3340 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Separation Plot: A New Visual Method for Evaluating the Fit of Binary Models
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2011
© 2011, Midwest Political Science Association
American Journal of Political Science
Volume 55, Issue 4, pages 991–1002, October 2011
How to Cite
Greenhill, B., Ward, M. D. and Sacks, A. (2011), The Separation Plot: A New Visual Method for Evaluating the Fit of Binary Models. American Journal of Political Science, 55: 991–1002. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5907.2011.00525.x
An earlier version of this article was presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada. We appreciate the comments and suggestions we received from John Ahlquist, Hyeran Jo, Francisco Pedraza, and from colleagues associated with the ICEWS project, especially Sean O’Brien, Philippe Loustanau, and Laura Stuart. Colleagues at the 10th Anniversary Conference on Statistics and the Social Sciences, at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, also provided useful input, especially Andrew Gelman and Steve Fienberg. We also presented a version of these ideas at the 2009 Summer Political Methodology Conference at Yale University and received valuable reactions from a variety of colleagues. Despite all this good advice, we remain responsible for results presented herein. This project was partially supported by the Information Processing Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aimed at producing models to provide an Integrated Crisis Early Warning Systems (ICEWS) for decision makers in the U.S. defense community. The holding grant is to the Lockheed Martin Corporation, Contract FA8650-07-C-7749. The anonymous reviewers and editor made exceptionally helpful comments. The views presented in this article are those of the authors, not those of any sponsors. Replication data for this article are available at http://dvn.iq.harvard.edu/dvn/dv/briangreenhill.
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2011
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