Исследование легитимности выборов в Госдуму РФ 2011 года
Global tendency to democratization of the last decades is interested by a lot of researchers and politicians. While the significant part of the studies is dedicated to indices’ validity is concentrated on measurement that are used in broad cross-country surveys, Professor of Oxford University Stein Ringen pays attention to the insufficient consideration of system characteristics of democracy and suggests to investigate individual people’ perception the level of democracy in their own country (at the same time he doesn’t offer any empirical database). In this research the author by means of regression and correlation analysis concludes that not all indices of democracy can be called valid, in particular, the most invalid index is the widespread index Polity IV.
Purpose: Life satisfaction is an important social indicator of life quality of the population. Modern researches show that income is one of the most significant components of life satisfaction. The article describes the Easterlin paradox with regard to Russia, provides a statistical analysis of the relationship income, wealth and the level of life satisfaction in Russia. The article presents the main theoretical concepts which used in the economics of happiness and for analysis of empirical models. Methods. Еconometric methods and statistical analysis (cluster analysis and a binary choice models) are used. To evaluate the income effect on life satisfaction in Russia marginal effects of income and probability increment of life satisfaction were estimated based on binary choice model of RLMS for 2012. Results: А family, gender (men are happier than women), good health, own car has a positive effect on life satisfaction. On average income has a positive effect on life satisfaction, but this effect is nonlinear. The results confirm the adaptation effect with saturation point in 60000 rub.
This is the second book devoted to the 3rd Stochastic Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis. (SMTDA) International Conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, June 11-14, 2014. Revised and expanded forms of papers from the conference presentations are included. SMTDA main objective is to publish papers, both theoretical or practical, presenting new results having potential for solving real-life problems. Another important objective is to present new methods for solving these problems by analyzing the relevant data. Also, the use of recent advances in different fields is promoted such as for example, new optimization and statistical methods, data warehouse, data mining and knowledge systems, computing-aided decision supports and neural computing. The first Chapter includes papers on Stochastic Modeling, First Passage Time and Copulas, whereas contributions on Statistics, Distributions, Bayesian Modeling are included in the second Chapter. Papers on Model building and Modeling of particular cases are included in the third Chapter, and Data Analysis methods, techniques and applications are presented in the fourth Chapter. Statistics in Health Sciences and Sports are presented in the fifth Chapter, along with Statistical Modelling and Applications papers included in the sixth Chapter. Chapter seven includes papers on Experimental Design and Related Topics, whereas Information Theory and Risk Analysis topics are analyzed in Chapter eight. Time Series, Signals, Networks papers along with works on Statistical Quality Control are included in Chapters nine and ten.
The article explores the procedural aspect of constructing structural and logical typologies with the aim of creating the innovation index - workers attitudes guiding innovation and innovation -related behavior at workplace.
This paper presents a preliminary analysis of hotel room prices in several European cities based on the data from Booking.com website. The main question raised in the study is whether early booking is advantageous indeed, and if so, how early should it be? First a script was developed to download more than 600 thousand hotel offers for reservations from 25 March 2013 to 17 March 2014. Then an attempt to discover more details concerning the early booking effect was made via basic statistics, graphical data representation and hedonic pricing analysis. It was revealed that making reservations in advance can be really gainful, although more data and research are needed to measure the exact numbers, as they depend on at least seasonality and city.