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Introduction: is data mining a methodological problem?

Backhouse, Roger E. and Morgan, Mary S. (2000) Introduction: is data mining a methodological problem? Journal of Economic Methodology, 7 (2). pp. 171-181. ISSN 1350-178x

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13501780050045065


This survey of the symposium papers argues that the problem of data mining should be of interest to both practicing econometricians and specialists in economic methodology. After summarizing some of the main points to arise in the symposium, it draws on recent work in the philosophy of science to point to parallels between data mining and practices engaged in routinely by experimental scientists. These suggest that data mining might be seen in a more positive light than conventional doubts about it imply.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2000 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008 14:16
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2021 01:26

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