Reversible Statistics

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dc.contributor.author Tryggestad, Kjell en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:24Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01-14T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6714
dc.description.abstract The study aims is to describe how the inclusion and exclusion of materials and calculative devices construct the boundaries and distinctions between statistical facts and artifacts in economics. My methodological approach is inspired by John Graunt’s (1667) Political arithmetic and more recent work within constructivism and the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). The result of this approach is here termed reversible statistics, reconstructing the findings of a statistical study within economics in three different ways. It is argued that all three accounts are quite normal, albeit in different ways. The presence and absence of diverse materials, both natural and political, is what distinguishes them from each other. Arguments are presented for a more symmetric relation between the scientific statistical text and the reader. I will argue that a more symmetric relation can be achieved by accounting for the significance of the materials and the equipment that enters into the production of statistics. Key words: Reversible statistics, diverse materials, constructivism, economics, science, and technology. en_US
dc.format.extent 29 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2004-007 en_US
dc.subject.other kep en_US
dc.title Reversible Statistics en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt05jan14 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation og Arbejdssociologi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IOA en_US
dc.idnumber x656455925 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2004 en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Making of Statistical Facts and Artifacts in Economics en_US


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