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Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty Herbert I. Weisberg

Willful Ignorance: The Mismeasure of Uncertainty

Herbert I. Weisberg

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ISBN : 9780470890448
Paperback
456 pages
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This provocative new book explains how the tacit principle of willful ignorance has led to a deep divide between qualitative and quantitative modes of research that will increasingly constrain scientific progress unless bridged by a broadenedMoreThis provocative new book explains how the tacit principle of willful ignorance has led to a deep divide between qualitative and quantitative modes of research that will increasingly constrain scientific progress unless bridged by a broadened conception of statistical methodology. It presents a non-technical, historical survey of core statistical concepts- and speculates about the future evolution of statistics. Researchers and clinicians will find this book to be of particular interest, as will others interested in the history of ideas.