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Across the BoundariesExtrapolation in Biology and Social Science$
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Daniel Steel

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195331448

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331448.001.0001

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Extrapolation and Heterogeneity

Extrapolation and Heterogeneity

(p.3) 1 Extrapolation and Heterogeneity
Across the Boundaries

Daniel P. Steel (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the general methodological challenges that confront extrapolation in the biological and social sciences, and sketches the outlines of the mechanisms approach to those challenges that is developed in the rest of the book.

Keywords:   extrapolation, causality, mechanisms, animal models, philosophy of social science, philosophy of biology

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