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Michael J. Rovine - professor of human development, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Mismeasure of Man

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Book Description:

This book demonstrated to me how the misuse of methodology can have dangerous and tragic results that last for generations. It convinced me how important it is to know the history and context in which every statistical method was developed. The Mismeasure of Man inspired me to bring to light more of the history of statistical methods as I try to maintain the highest degree of integrity in my own work.


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