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Statistics in Britain, 1865-1930

the social construction of scientific knowledge

by Donald A. MacKenzie

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Published by Edinburgh University Press in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Science -- Great Britain -- Social aspects.,
    • Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDonald A. MacKenzie.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQ175.52.G7 M325
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 306 p. ;
      Number of Pages306
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3841492M
      ISBN 100852243693
      LC Control Number81157032

      9 For accounts of this work see Cowan, Ruth S., ‘ Nature and nurture: the interplay of biology and politics in the work of Francis Galton ’, Studies in the History of Biology (), 1, – ; MacKenzie, Donald A., Statistics in Britain –, Edinburgh, , ch. 3; Porter, Theodore by: About the Author. Donald MacKenzie holds a personal Chair in Sociology at Edinburgh University, where he has taught since He is the author of Statistics in Britain, The Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge (Edinburgh University Press, ), Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance (MIT Press, ) and of Knowing Machines: Essays in /5(33).

      1 Raymond Williams, The Country and the City (London: Hogarth Press, ), pp. 2 For the development of statistics in the nineteenth century see Ian Hacking, The Taming of Chance (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, ); Theodore M. Porter, The Rise of Statistical Thinking (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, ); Stephen M. Stigler, The History of Statistics: The. Statistics in Britain, The Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge really liked it avg rating — 2 ratings — published Want to Read saving /5.

      Statistics in Britain The social construction of knowledge. Donald A. Mackenzie, Statistics as Principled Argument. Robert P. Abelson, The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, by Larry Gonick and Woolcott Smith (HarperPerennial ) is more accurate statistically as well as funnier than many most introductory textbooks! MacKenzie, D. A. () Statistics in Britain – The Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge (Edinburgh University Press). Google Scholar Morant, G. M., with the assistance of B. L. Welch () A Bibliography of the Statistical and Other Writings of Karl Pearson (London: Biometrika Office, Cited by: 2.


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Donald Angus MacKenzie FBA FRSE FAcSS (born 3 May ) is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, work constitutes a crucial contribution to the field of science and technology has also developed research in the field of social studies of has undertaken widely cited work on the history of statistics, eugenics, nuclear weapons, computing and Awards: Robert K.

Merton Award of the American Sociological Association. Professor MacKenzie began his career with an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and after his PhD published his first book, Statistics in Britain. Donald A. MacKenzie, Statistics in Britain – the Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge, Edinburgh University Press.

MacKenzie is particularly interested in the relationship between Sheppard and Galton. The standard modern histories and .Donald MacKenzie holds a personal Chair in Sociology at Edinburgh University, where he has taught since He is the author of Statistics in Britain, The Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge (Edinburgh University Press, ), Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance (MIT Press, ) and of Knowing Machines: Essays in Technical Change (MIT 5/5(1).Donald MacKenzie holds a personal Chair in Sociology at Edinburgh University, where he has taught since He is the author of Statistics in Britain, The Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge (Edinburgh University Press, ), Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance (MIT Press, ) and of Knowing Machines: Essays in Technical Change (MIT.