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Selection Bias and Social Science History


Inwood, K and Maxwell-Stewart, H, Selection Bias and Social Science History, Social Science History, 44, (3) pp. 411-416. ISSN 0145-5532 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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The Author(s), 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Social Science History Association.

DOI: doi:10.1017/ssh.2020.18


Historians and social scientists routinely, and inevitably, rely on sources that are unrepresentative of the past. The articles in this special issue of the journal illustrate the widespread prevalence of selection bias in historical sources, and the ways in which historians negotiate this challenge to reach useful conclusions from valuable, if imperfect sources.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:selection bias, social science history
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Historical studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Maxwell-Stewart, H (Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart)
ID Code:143566
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2021-03-24
Last Modified:2021-05-26

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