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Typo in Ghitza and Gelman MRP paper

Devin Caughey points out a typo in the second column of page 765 of our AJPS paper. Here’s what we have:

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The typo is in the third line of the second paragraph above. Where it says y^*_j =^*_j n_j, it should be y^*_j =^*_j n^*_j.

One frustrating system of the current system of journal publication is that I know of no way to append this correction to the published article. I can put it here, but anyone who misses this is stuck. And I don’t think the AJPS can link from the article to this post. I contacted the editor of the AJPS who said there will be no problem appending the correction to the electronic version of the article.


  1. LemmusLemmus says:

    I think that’s hardly a correct statement about “the current system of journal publication”, given that many journals publish corrections. AJPS doesn’t?

  2. LemmusLemmus says:

    I would think that today most people today read journals in electronic form (or at least find articles electronically, then maybe print them out). This makes it possible to append a note and link to the correction to the listing (if that’s the right word) of the article in a table of contents or list of search results. I remeber having seen such a note, though it was probably not in the AJPS (which I hardly ever read).

  3. zbicyclist says:

    Does AJPS not have a place to put supplementary information? Often this is used for what used to be appendix proofs, tables that are too voluminous, etc. but there’s a good chance that a motivated reader will check this info (since who reads this stuff on dead trees any more)?

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