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August, 1988 Litigation and Statistics
Jack B. Weinstein
Statist. Sci. 3(3): 286-297 (August, 1988). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1177012829

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Briefly sketched is the history of the use of experts' testimony in the courts. Specific rules of federal and state courts have recently made it easier to introduce statisticians' testimony. There are dangers in the free introduction of such testimony. Ways are suggested to assure greater reliability in experts' opinions through improvements in procedure, stronger control by the courts, pressure by outside agencies and substantive law reform.

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Jack B. Weinstein. "Litigation and Statistics." Statist. Sci. 3 (3) 286 - 297, August, 1988. https://doi.org/10.1214/ss/1177012829

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Published: August, 1988
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1177012829

Rights: Copyright © 1988 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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