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Ethnostatistics
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Ethnostatistics
Qualitative Foundations for Quantitative Research


Volume: 12
Other Titles in:
Ethnography

April 1988 | 72 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume discusses ethnostatistics - the interpretative study of the construction and use of statistics in social research - and will be of equal interest to qualitative and quantitative researchers across the social sciences. On the understanding that the development of a statistic is inherently a qualitative act, the author shows how this act can be studied and analyzed. The interpretative factors in statistical work can be demonstrated at a variety of levels; Gephart shows how each can be usefully illuminated through the use of ethnostatistics to produce more effective, reflexive social research.
 
The Domain of Ethnostatics
 
Producing a Statistic
 
Statistics at Work
 
Statistics as Rhetoric
 
Summary and Conclusions

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