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Discrepancy to Variability

Steven J. Osterlind

in The Error of Truth: How History and Mathematics Came Together to Form Our Character and Shape Our Worldview

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198831600
eISBN:
9780191869532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831600.003.0014
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter describes quantification during the late nineteenth century. Then, most ordinary people were gaining an overt awareness, and probability notions were seeping into everyday conversation ... More


Block designs

NORMAN BIGGS and ROBIN WILSON

in Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656592
eISBN:
9780191748059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter outlines the origins of design theory, with particular reference to the ‘Steiner triple systems’, the pioneering work of Thomas Kirkman, and early contributions by a number of writers on ... More


Using Priors in Experimental Design: How Much Are We Leaving on the Table?

Eva Vivalt

in Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development: A Critical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198865360
eISBN:
9780191898266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865360.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

I argue that a big issue facing all academic studies is whether and how to leverage decision-makers’ priors in study design. Both RCTs and non-RCTs could more efficiently inform policy-making if ... More


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