Re: Anti-Quatitative History a Reaction to Fogel

T. David Burns (
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 10:42:45 -1000

At 11:15 AM 4/11/97, Robin Hanson wrote:
>Quantitiative analysis has
>ever since been a no-no in history departments, who say the
>"contingent" nature of history makes numerical comparisons

I'm under the impression that this has worn off somewhat, and now it's very
trendy to do stats work in history. It has a buzzword that I've forgotten.
Not uncontroversial yet, but trendy.

Dave Burns