Publication details for Dr Gidon CohenCohen, Gidon (2005). 'Propensity-Score Methods and the Lenin School'. Journal of Interdisciplinary History 36(2): 209-232.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
- ISSN/ISBN: 0022-1953
- Keywords: Prosopography, Collective biography, Databases, Statistics, Communist International, Comintern.
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- Durham research online: DRO record
Author(s) from Durham
Although social scientists often use propensity-score methods to study databases that contain substantial amounts of bias and missing information, these techniques have not been applied in the historical literature. This article uses propensity-score matching to investigate the impact of Moscow training on the selection of leadership cadres within Britain's Communist Party. These matching techniques can enable the quantitative analysis of a range of previously underutilized historical data.