Imperial College London

ProfessorDavidHand

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Senior Research Investigator
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 2843d.j.hand Website CV

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mrs Louise Rowland +44 (0)20 7594 2843

 
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Location

 

547Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Hand:2013:10.1017/S1062798713000112,
author = {Hand, DJ and Hand, DJ and Hand, DJ},
doi = {10.1017/S1062798713000112},
journal = {EUROPEAN REVIEW},
pages = {S32--S39},
title = {From Evidence to Understanding: A Precarious Path},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1062798713000112},
volume = {21},
year = {2013}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Falsifiability is the cornerstone of science. However, Rutherford notwithstanding, almost by definition science functions at the limits of measurement accuracy and theoretical grasp, so that statistical analysis is central to scientific advance. This applies as much to physics as it does to psychology, as much to geology as to biology. I look at some of the potholes in the path of scientific discovery, showing how easy it is to stumble, and at some of the consequences for the scientific endeavour.
AU - Hand,DJ
AU - Hand,DJ
AU - Hand,DJ
DO - 10.1017/S1062798713000112
EP - 39
PY - 2013///
SN - 1062-7987
SP - 32
TI - From Evidence to Understanding: A Precarious Path
T2 - EUROPEAN REVIEW
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1062798713000112
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000209452600007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/41811
VL - 21
ER -