I review and critically assess several current developments in social statistics. In each area I suggest how the methods I prefer may relate to traditional preoccupations in the philosophy of social science. The specific methods covered are regression, latent variable models, fuzzy causality, F-tests of necessity and sufficiency in the fuzzy set literature, and the ongoing dispute about causality. In this way the chapter describes some exciting opportunities in social statistics, placing them in a unified framework to some extent.
|Title of host publication||Frontiers of Social Science|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Philosophical Reflection|
|Editors||Michiru Nagatsu, Attilia Ruzzene|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 1 Jan 2018|