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The Politics of Large Numbers

A History of Statistical Reasoning

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$48.50 • £38.95 • €43.50

ISBN 9780674009691

Publication Date: 09/15/2002


384 pages

5-11/16 x 8-15/16 inches

4 line illustrations


Related Subjects

  • Introduction: Arguing from Social Facts
  • Prefects and Geometers
  • Judges and Astronomers
  • Averages and the Realism of Aggregates
  • Correlation and the Realism of Causes
  • Statistics and the State: France and Great Britain
  • Statistics and the State: Germany and the United States
  • The Part for the Whole: Monographs or Representative Sampling
  • Classifying and Encoding
  • Modeling and Adjusting
  • Conclusion: Disputing the Indisputable

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