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L'histoire quantitative: reflexions epistemologiques

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Robert, Jean-Louis

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Abstract This article outlines the present state of the debate on quantitative history in France. J.-L. Robert observes a transformation of "classic" approaches to social and economic history as a result of new statistical tools, now available to historians. He advocates a careful methodological assessment of these techniques of research and discusses in detail problems like the stability of indicators over time, the application of sampling-techniques, and the limits of quantification in history.
Keywords France; historical social research; quantitative method
Classification Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods; Social History, Historical Social Research
Method epistemological
Document language French
Publication Year 1983
Page/Pages p. 24-33
Journal Historical Social Research, 8 (1983) 1
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works