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

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-318
Number of pages18
JournalInterdisciplinary Science Reviews
Issue number3-4
Early online date27 Nov 2019
DateAccepted/In press - 1 Feb 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 27 Nov 2019


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.

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



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