It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing): Bateson's epistemology and the rhythms of life

  • Nachmanovitch S
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Abstract

The article reports on the inconsistencies of facts, figures, statistical appendixes and tabular rankings which lead an occupational hazard to business researchers. In a given example, the American business journal shows how a computer had generated the "Best Places" that boasts the community as the top-ranked of clean air but is actually a place of crimes and vices. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is preparing a new statistical information system involving the cooperation from various agencies and interfaces for access. Likewise, discrepancies may occur because of the methodology that are just neglected in which statistics is a tangible information for the creation of knowledge.

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  • Stephen Nachmanovitch

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