Category Archives: Research Issues

Comes Out

Colleague had an idea about a current direction in the law. Was wondering if certain superior court decisions, developing a particular line, had been necessary at all, given existing jurisprudential approaches available to address the issue. Talked to him about … Continue reading

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Kindle

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): Do you have a Kindle? I used to prefer real books until I discovered I could make the print bigger on the Kindle, and that it was easier to read both … Continue reading

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Stat Puppet

Wrote to Neil Remington Abramson, concerning some quotes discovered when reformatting the dissertation: …statistics appears to enjoy a unique status comparable to having one’s head shaved and one’s clothes burned. Schein (undated; contained in Kolb, Rubin and McIntyre, l979, 12) … Continue reading

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Qualitatively Objective

In relation to “Numbers, Confidence, (Un)certainties?“, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (e-mail correspondence reproduced with permission): I am well acquainted with the bias in favour of numbers, because it is so true in management. You have no credibility in … Continue reading

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Numbers, Confidence, (Un)certainties?

Seems that people have greater confidence in numbers than words. Some empirical evidence that pictorial or graphical representations can be associated with greater accuracy. All part of the research into general overconfidence in judgements. Seems to be this way also … Continue reading

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