The mutual construction of statistics and society / edited by Ann Rudinow Sætnan, Heidi Mork Lomell, and Svein Hammer.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Routledge, 2011.
Description
xiv, 299 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Series
  • Routledge advances in research methods ; 2. [More in this series]
  • Routledge advances in research methods ; 2
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
Numbers : their relation to power and organization / Jon Hovland -- Words and numbers : for a sociology of the statistical argument / Alain Desrosières -- Sociology in the making : statistics as a mediator between the social sciences, practice, and the state / Christopher Kullenberg -- Governing by indicators and outcomes : a neo-liberal governmentality? / Svein Hammer -- Ethnicity : differences and measurements / Ellen Balka and Kjetil Rodje -- Seeing like citizens : unofficial understandings of official racial categories in a Brazilian university / Luisa Farah Schwartzman -- Ideas in action : "human development" and "capability" as intellectual boundary objects / Asunción Lera St. Clair -- Labeling and tracking the criminal in mid-nineteenth century England and Wales : the relationship between governmental structures and creating official numbers / Chris Williams -- From categorization to public policy : the multiple roles of electronic triage / Ellen Balka -- Making sense of numbers : the presentation of crime statistics in the Oslo police annual reports 1950-2008 / Heidi Mork Lomell -- Statistics on a website : governing schools by numbers / Svein Hammer and Sigrunn Tvedten -- Locating the worths of performance indicators : performing transparencies and accountabilities in health care / Sonja Jerak-Zuiderent and Roland Bal -- Constructing mirrors, constructing patients--with high stakes statistics / Gunnhild Tøndel -- GIS in practice : domestication of statistics in policing / Helene I. Gundhus.
ISBN
  • 9780415873703
  • 0415873703
LCCN
2010004307
OCLC
511622905
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