Math Is Hard

Posted April 30, 2017 10:59 pm by Steve Roney

Here’s a problem with the social sciences; one of many. They are called “soft sciences”: meaning they can only suggest statistical probabilities, not hard facts or “laws.”But this means they require some fairly sophisticated mathematics: statistics is not simple.And the folks who go into the social sciences are usually not very math-minded.This alone, with all the best intentions, can make many of the field’s findings dubious.”Education” has sadly, tragically, defined itself as a social science. In order to qualify, you must these days take social science courses at a supposedly postgraduate level. Yet a solid grounding in statistics is apparently

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