Encountering Alan Wilson, filling the gaps in data sets (from the knowns to the unknowns) … and disciplinary history/progress

Ron Johnston*

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Abstract

This essay outlines my interactions with Alan Wilson over more than four decades, focusing on my early work on gravity models and then my adoption of his entropy-maximizing procedure in the study of disaggregated voting patterns. Using that example, the essay explores its implications for the study of disciplinary history.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-318
Number of pages18
JournalInterdisciplinary Science Reviews
Volume44
Issue number3-4
Early online date27 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • Alan Wilson
  • disciplinary history
  • entropy-maximising
  • gravity models
  • voting patterns

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