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Evidence, inference and enquiry

Evidence, inference and enquiry

  • ISBN: 9780197264843
  • Editorial: Oxford University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 504
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Evidence - its nature and interpretation - is the key to many topical debates and concerns such as global warming, evolution, the search for weapons of mass destruction, DNA profiling, evidence-based medicine. In 2004 University College London launched a cross-disciplinary research programme "Evidence, Inference and Enquiry" to explore the question: "Can there be an integrated multidisciplinary science of evidence?" While this question was hotly contested and no clear final consensus emerged, much was learned on the journey. This book, based on the closing conference of the programme held at the British Academy in December 2007, illustrates the complexity of the subject, with 17 chapters written from a diversity of perspectives including Archaeology, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Health, History, Law, Psychology, Philosophy and Statistics. General issues covered include principles and systems for handling complex evidence, evidence for policy-making, and human evidence-processing, as well as the very possibility of systematising the study of evidence.

Foreword, Sir Geoffrey Allen
1: Introduction, Philip Dawid
2: Classifying Forms and Combinations of Evidence: Necessary in a Science of Evidence, David Schum
3: Disciplining the Disciplines, Jason Davies
4: Moving Beyond Law: Interdisciplinarity and the Study of Evidence, William Twining
5: Inference Networks: Bayes and Wigmore, Philip Dawid; Amanda Hepler; David Schum
6: Arguing about the Evidence: A Logical Approach, John Fox
7: Thinking about Evidence, David Lagnado
8: Rhetoric and Argumentation in Evidence-Based Policy Making, Jill Russell and Trisha Greenhalgh
9: Generalisations and Evidential Reasoning, Terence Anderson
10: Of Inference Networks and Onto-Epistemology, Peter Tillers
11: A Theory of Evidence for Evidence-Based Policy, Nancy Cartwright and Jacob Stegenga
12: What the Ravens Really Teach Us: The Intrinsic Contextuality of Evidence, Hasok Chang and Grant Fisher
13: Critical Distance: Stabilizing Evidential Claims in Archaeology, Alison Wylie
14: In Praise of Randomisation, David Colquhoun
15: Believing the Evidence, Jason Davies
16: What Would a Scientific Economics Look Like?, Mike Joffe
17: Reasonable Doubt: Uncertainty in Education, Science and Law, Tony Gardner-Medwin


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