Toward Precise Numerical Summaries
Just about 10% of empirical articles in recent volumes of APSR (see below) have abstracts with precise quantitative statements. But nearly 35% of the empirical papers in the AER do the same. We discuss reasons behind why so few articles contain precise numerical statements in their abstracts and some potential implications.
APSR Columns: Unique Document ID, precise quantitative statement or not, empirical or theory paper, volume and issue, selected portion of abstract
AER Columns: Unique Document ID, Volume Number, precise quantitative statement or not, empirical or theory paper, Papers and Proceedings or not, abstract
Gaurav Sood and Andy Guess
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