ERIC Number: EJ798718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 31
The Art of Combining Statistics with the Law
Luna, Andrew L.
New Directions for Institutional Research, n138 p5-17 Sum 2008
This article identifies the inherent differences between statistics and the law, underscores the difficulty of combining the two in cases involving higher education issues, and then addresses how the two can and should be mutually supportive of each other. When these two divergent disciplines are forced to combine and statistical evidence is introduced, conflicts often arise from misunderstandings on how lawyers and statisticians see the world. It is the intention of this article to increase the awareness and appreciation of how these two disciplines may work in tandem so that the scope and potential of both may be more fully realized.
Descriptors: Laws, Statistics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Lawyers, Bias, Court Litigation, Social Discrimination
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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