OSL, Sr. Fisher and linear models in general

April 8, 2016

OK, let’s talk about statistics. When you have one of the best statistics professor in the world, you will feel more and more pains when you do OSL ( ordinary least square) , because he always reminds you of the assumptions you need to have in order to use OLS in order to get the minimal least squares error between the observed the Y and predicted Y. We all know…

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Admit the weakness

December 14, 2015

It is kind of tradition for online social life that one only intends to share the success, but not the failure, especially the weakest part of oneself. While, I think I just want to be here to tell you a me who you might never saw before. A totally defeated Yiqi for the first semester! First semester of PhD program was really rough for me. I had to tell u…

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Book Lists for Collective Action

Collective Actions: Ostrom, E (1990). Governance the commons: The evolution of institutions for collective action. New York: Cambridge University Press. Ostrom, E (2005)  Understanding institution Diversity. Elinor Ostrom. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press Notes Distressed Urban Communities Wilson, W.J.(1987). The truly disadvantaged.Chicago,IL:The University of Chicago Press. Small, Mario Luis, (2009). Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life. New York: Oxford University Press Reflection. Communities in China Tsai, L….

December 5, 2015
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Resource mobilization and social movements

McCarthy, J. D., & Zald, M. N. (1977). Resource mobilization and social movements: A partial theory. American Journal of Sociology, 82(6), 1212-1241. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.libproxy.wustl.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=snh&AN=15491847&site=ehost-live&scope=site Resources mobilization is one of the sociology theories to explain the social movements. Resources mobilization is different from traditional approach. Traditional social movements based on the feeling of personal deprivation. They often used the confrontation tactics to persuade authority to change. One the contrary, resources…

December 5, 2015
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