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Evidence, Inference and Enquiry

Author: William Twining; Philip Dawid; Dimitra Vasilaki
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ Press, 2011
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 171
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scholars in diverse academic disciplines discuss the ways in which evidence is conceived, used, and manipulated in their own fields. They explore the possibilities for cross-disciplinary fertilisation and ask if it is possible or desirable to develop general multidisciplinary criteria and methods for studying and handling evidence.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Twining; Philip Dawid; Dimitra Vasilaki
ISBN: 9780197264843 0197264840
OCLC Number: 771465709
Description: 487 p. : illustrations ;
Contents: Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Classifying Forms and Combinations of Evidence: Necessary in a Science of Evidence; 3. Disciplining the Disciplines; 4. Moving Beyond Law: Interdisciplinarity and the Study of Evidence; 5. Inference Networks: Bayes and Wigmore; 6. Arguing about the Evidence: A Logical Approach 7. Thinking about Evidence; 8. Rhetoric and Argumentation in Evidence-Based Policy Making; 9. Generalisations and Evidential Reasoning; 10. Are There Universal Principles or Forms of Evidential Inference? Of Influence Networks and Orto-Epistemology; 11. A Theory of Evidence for Evidence-Based Policy; 12. What the Ravens Really Teach Us: The Intrinsic Contextuality of Evidence; 13. Critical Distance: Stabilizing Evidential Claims in Archaeology; 14. In Praise of Randomisation; 15. Believing the Evidence; 16. What Would a Scientific Economics Look Like?; 17. Reasonable Doubt: Uncertainty in Education, Science and Law
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 171
Responsibility: edited by Philip Dawid, William Twining and Mimi Vasilaki

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I recommend reading the entire collection. * Sharon Crasnow, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *

 
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