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Evidence, Inference and Enquiry

Philip Dawid, William Twining, and Mimi Vasilaki

Abstract

Evidence — its nature and interpretation — is the key to many topical debates and concerns such as global warming, evolution, the search for weapons of mass destruction, DNA profiling, and evidence-based medicine. In 2004, University College London launched a cross-disciplinary research programme ‘Evidence, Inference and Enquiry’ to explore the question: ‘Can there be an integrated multidisciplinary science of evidence?’ While this question was hotly contested and no clear final consensus emerged, much was learned on the journey. This book, based on the closing conference of the programme held ... More

Keywords: evidence, global warming, evolution, DNA profiling, evidence-based medicine, University College London, British Academy, policy-making, human evidence-processing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264843
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264843.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Dawid, editor
Professor of Statistics, University of Cambridge

William Twining, editor
Quain Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, University College London

Mimi Vasilaki, editor

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