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A total science : statistics in liberal and Fascist Italy

Author: Jean-Guy Prévost
Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on the growing body of work devoted to the history and sociology of statistics, A Total Science offers an in-depth study of the evolution of Italian statistics as a discipline. Jean-Guy Prevost brings together aspects that are often looked at separately, such as theoretical and epistemological foundations and their practical application, along with the formation of a scientific community, its institutions,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Corrado Gini; Corrado Gini; Corrado Gini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Guy Prévost
ISBN: 9780773535398 077353539X
OCLC Number: 318667024
Description: ix, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The emergence of modern Italian statistics --
Entrepreneurship and rivalry : statisticians in the Academy --
The politics of expertise : statisticians and the state --
Form and substance : a science of architectonics --
The theory and practice of totalitarianism.
Other Titles: Statistics in liberal and Fascist Italy
Responsibility: Jean-Guy Prévost.

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