- Title Pages
- 1 Introduction*
- 2 Classifying Forms and Combinations of Evidence: Necessary in a Science of Evidence*
- 3 Disciplining the Disciplines*
- 4 Moving Beyond Law: Interdisciplinarity and the Study of Evidence
- 5 Inference Networks: Bayes and Wigmore
- 6 Arguing about the Evidence: a Logical Approach
- 7 Thinking about Evidence<sup>1</sup>
- 8 Generalisations and Evidential Reasoning
- 9 Are there Universal Principles or Forms of Evidential Inference? Of Inference Networks and Onto-Epistemology
- 10 Rhetoric, Evidence and Policymaking: a Case Study of Priority Setting in Primary Care*
- 11 A Theory of Evidence for Evidence-Based Policy
- 12 In Praise of Randomisation: The Importance of Causality in Medicine and its Subversion by Philosophers of Science
- 13 What the Ravens Really Teach Us: the Intrinsic Contextuality of Evidence
- 14 Critical Distance: Stabilising Evidential Claims in Archaeology
- 15 Believing the Evidence
- 16 What Would a Scientific Economics Look Like?
- 17 Reasonable Doubt: Uncertainty in Education, Science and Law
- (p.1) 1 Introduction*
- Evidence, Inference and Enquiry
- British Academy
This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the lack of attention to the nature of evidence. It then describes the interdisciplinary research programme ‘Evidence, Inference and Enquiry: Towards an Integrated Science of Evidence’ (generally known simply as the ‘Evidence Programme’), established at University College London in 2004. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.
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