Evaluating Counterfactuals

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Write: In your initial post of at least 550 words, using Practice 6.2 on pages 143-144 of your course text, complete the following:

  • Identify the dependent variable (DV), independent variable (IV), hypothesis type, and original value of the changed IV, as stated in Practice 6.2
  • Explain whether each proposed counterfactual is credible or not.


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Tuently me dv, 1v, nypotesis wype, and original value of the changed in you may need to wo a bit of research on Wikipedia tor this). Determine whether each proposed counterfactual would be credible; briefly explain why or why not. 1. Southern planters' dissatisfaction with their indebtedness to British banking houses was a necessary condition for American independence. If southern plantation owners had been able to bankroll their own operations in the colonies (instead of through London), support for American independence would have been much weaker in the southern colonies. IV: DV: Original value: H type: Credible? 2. 9/11 would not have happened if the CIA and FBI had been able to share information. IV: DV: Original value: H type: Credible? 3. Had Hillary Clinton gone to the University of Chicago and studied conservative economics there, she would have been the first female president of the United States as a Republican. IV: DV: Original value: H type: Credible? 4. A Nigerian independence constitution drafted with Nigerian input would have made both civil war and military coups far less likely there. IV: DV: Original value: H type: Credible?
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