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 On Mathematics in Political Science

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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Søren Risbjerg Thomsen - Lecturer

  • Department of Political Science
Although the scope of mathematics is much broader, in political science the use of mathematics has mainly been seen as only feasible if it was possible to make quantitative measurement. However, until the 1960's the metric status of direct observations of individual human behaviour was highly uncertain and mathematics was mostly used for statistical description of frequencies of qualitative categories. This all changed with the invention of probability measurement models for individual responses borrowed from psychometrics and with the adoption of theories and statistical methods from econometrics.
14 Dec 2007

Event (Conference)

Title Annual Meeting 2007 in Danish Mathematical Society
CityDanmarks Tekniske Universitet

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