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Selection Bias and Social Science History

Inwood, K and Maxwell-Stewart, H ORCID: 0000-0001-7336-0953 2020 , 'Selection Bias and Social Science History' , Social Science History, vol. 44, no. 3 , pp. 411-416 , doi: 10.1017/ssh.2020.18.

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Abstract

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 Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Inwood, K and Maxwell-Stewart, H
Keywords: selection bias, social science history
Journal or Publication Title: Social Science History
Publisher: Duke Univ Press
ISSN: 0145-5532
DOI / ID Number: 10.1017/ssh.2020.18
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© The Author(s), 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Social Science History Association.

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