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  • Substituting means for missing observations in regression 

    Conniffe, D. (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1978)
    This note examines why the simple method of substituting means seems to give good results in certain circumstances. The objective is not to promote this simple approach instead of more sophisticated methods - no one has ...
  • Single transferable vote and the Irish general election of 1977 

    Mair, Peter; Maguire, Maria (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1978)
    In an STV contest, too many names on a ballot paper can confuse voters and compound vote leakage (Mair and Laver, 1975), and we can assume that this did happen in the case of the Coalition. Whereas Fianna Fail nominated ...
  • Social areas in Dublin 

    Hourihan, Kevin (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1978)
    The primary purpose of the paper is not to examine Dublin's factorial ecology (even with different variables and methods), but rather to identify social areas in the city and examine their interrelationships and implications. ...
  • Quantitative analysis of degree of integration between the Irish and U.K. financial markets 

    Browne, Francis X.; O'Connell, Thomas (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1978)
    In this paper, we investigate the quantitative relationship between Irish and U.K. interest rates. With varying degrees of emphasis, it is frequently stated that Irish interest rates mirror U.K. rates and can be treated, ...
  • Interpretations of the Northern Ireland problem - appraisal 

    Whyte, John (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, 1978)
    The most useful contribution to be made at this point, then, seems to lie not in adding to the innumerable theories in the field, but rather in assessing those theories already proposed. This paper is an attempt to fulfil ...

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