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heap

1. informal A large amount (of something). There was already a heap of people waiting to get into the store this morning. We've had a heap of problems getting our product out to market.
2. slang An old, beat-up, or run-down car. I know it isn't a looker, but this heap still runs great. My dad said he would get me a car for my birthday, but he just gave me his old heap and bought a new one for himself!

heaps

1. noun, informal A large amount (of something). He's got heaps of money. He can afford to buy us lunch. We've had heaps of problems getting our product out to market.
2. adverb, informal Used as an intensifier meaning "very much" or "a lot." A: "How are you feeling? I heard you were pretty run-down last week." B: "I'm heaps better, thanks for asking!" I've driven the car heaps and never once did I have a problem with it. You must just be unlucky. I should have installed more memory in my computer ages ago—it's heaps faster now!
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heap

1. n. an old car. (see also load.) I’ve got to get my heap fixed up.
2. n. any dilapidated thing or person. We have to fix up this heap if we’re really going to live in it.
3. and heaps n. lots (of something). Mr. Wilson has heaps of money.

heaps

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While it does fully remove the bias from estimates in DGP-1, in which the only difference between the non-heaped and heaped data is their mean, it does not fully remove the bias from estimates based on other DGPs.
The main takeaway from these results is that it is possible to obtain unbiased estimates by separately investigating non-heaped and heaped data.
Our simulation exercise also showed that an approach that focuses solely on heaped types can yield unbiased estimates where the data allow for such estimates.
Moreover, if there are a sufficient number of heaps within a reasonable bandwidth of the threshold, a researcher can separately analyze these data to obtain an unbiased estimate that captures a weighted average of the treatment effects for heaped and non-heaped types (as both are present at data heaps).
(32) Second, it induces a positive slope in order to bring the regression line closer to the heaped data at the edge of the bandwidth.
In this example, there may be heterogeneity in how individuals report their incomes--some individuals may report in dollars (non-heaped types), whereas others may report their incomes in tens of thousands of dollars (heaped types).
(9.) Note our earlier reference to [K.sup.*.sub.i], as an unobservable identifier that i is heaped. As we here consider a proxy variable indicating heaped types, then, we surmise that such a proxy may be arrived at in practice by institutional knowledge, or common practice (as might be the case in rounding leading to heaping, for example).
(13.) In particular, the average treatment effect across observations at heap points is contributed to by non-heaped and heaped types.