The Politics of Large Numbers : A History of Statistical Reasoning

個数:

The Politics of Large Numbers : A History of Statistical Reasoning

  • 提携先の海外書籍取次会社に在庫がございます。通常2週間で発送いたします。
    重要ご説明事項
    1. 納期遅延や、ご入手不能となる場合が若干ございます。
    2. 複数冊ご注文の場合、分割発送となる場合がございます。
    3. 美品のご指定は承りかねます。
  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 416 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780674009691
  • DDC分類 511

基本説明

New in paperback. Hardcover was publsihed in 1998. Translated by Camille Naish. Shows how the evolution of modern statistics has been inextricably bound up with the knowledge and power of governments.

Full Description


Statistics-driven thinking is ubiquitous in modern society. In this ambitious and sophisticated study of the history of statistics, which begins with probability theory in the seventeenth century, Alain Desrosieres shows how the evolution of modern statistics has been inextricably bound up with the knowledge and power of governments. He traces the complex reciprocity between modern governments and the mathematical artifacts that both dictate the duties of the state and measure its successes.No other work, in any language, covers such a broad spectrum--probability, mathematical statistics, psychology, economics, sociology, surveys, public health, medical statistics--in accurately synthesizing the history of statistics, with an emphasis on the conceptual development of social statistics, culminating in twentieth-century applied econometrics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    ix
Introduction: Arguing from Social Facts 1 (15)
Prefects and Geometers 16 (29)
Judges and Astronomers 45 (22)
Averages and the Realism of Aggregates 67 (36)
Correlation and the Realism of Causes 103(44)
Statistics and the State: France and Great 147(31)
Britain
Statistics and the State: Germany and the 178(32)
United States
The Part for the Whole: Monographs or 210(26)
Representative Samplings
Classifying and Encoding 236(43)
Modeling and Adjusting 279(44)
Conclusion: Disputing the Indisputable 323(16)
Notes 339(4)
References 343(16)
Index 359