The Mutual Construction of Statistics and Society

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Statistics are often seen as simple, straightforward, and objective descriptions of society. However, what we choose to count, what we choose not to count, who does the counting, and the categories and values we choose to apply when counting, matter. This volume addresses the ways in which statistics and numbers are gathered and applied in social science research. The contributors argue that we must become more aware of the power and the limitations of statistics. Learning statistics needs to be about more than simply ...

The Mutual Construction of Statistics and Society 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415811057

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The Mutual Construction of Statistics and Society 2010, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415873703

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