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Big societies, little platoons and the problems with pluralism

Barker, Rodney (2012) Big societies, little platoons and the problems with pluralism. Political Quarterly, 82 (SUPPL1). pp. 48-54. ISSN 0032-3179

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-923X.2011.02326.x


By inverting the Bayes formula in a point-wise manner, we develop measures quantifying the information gained by the Bayesian process, in reference to the Fisher information. Simple examples are used for focused illustrations of the ideas. Numerical computation for the measures is discussed with formulae. By extending the information gain concept to the broader context of distribution theory, we arrive at a pairwise dependence measure, which can handle the case of functional dependence and becomes Pearson's phi(2) when the joint probability density function is defined.

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Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2012 14:11
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 10:11

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