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Statistical Significance And The Burden Of Persuasion, David H. Kaye Jan 1983

Statistical Significance And The Burden Of Persuasion, David H. Kaye

Journal Articles

In most endeavors concerned with the acquisition of knowledge, quantitative information is welcomed. In law, however, it appears sometimes that scientific or numerical evidence makes cases harder, not easier. Nevertheless, there are many cases and administrative proceedings, in such areas as environmental law, food and drug regulation, and civil rights, in which statistical data obtained by observation or experiment are readily accepted as assisting in the proper resolution of disputed issues of fact. When courts or administrators confront scientific and statistical evidence in these proceedings, they are not always certain of how to weigh the evidence or whether they should ...


Statistics In The Potential Problems In The Presentation Of Statistical Evidence Jan 1983

Statistics In The Potential Problems In The Presentation Of Statistical Evidence

Washington and Lee Law Review

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