Mathematical Modelling and Statistical Inference

Andrew Gelman writes: This is a whole class of social science research! The Granovetter Model, Lyapunov Functions, Markov Processes, etc…. None of these really give us inferential power – that is, the spectrum of ability to make inference – they just help us refine the logic of our assumptions. We won’t know if our model […]

Why Do Anthropology?

Well, time to start this blog off right! The tagline of my blog is “Anthropology, Modelling, and Statistics.” While the order does not always follow causally, they are ranked in relative importance. Why do anthropology? Gilles Deleuze, in Negotiations, wrote that he saw a thread of joy cultivated in the empirical tradition; I believe that […]