IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

An Outline Of The History Of Social Statistics And Its Methods

Listed author(s):
  • Nikola Tcholakov
Registered author(s):

    The roots of statistics are concealed far away in ancient times. Although hidden with many unknowns and uncertainties one may see bright and impressive moments even in the farthest history. In its development social statistics has left deep marks on the whole statistics and human knowledge in general. One may see clear links with philosophy, logic, sociology, economics, politics, natural and engineering sciences, etc. The problems of social statistics have pushed forward the development of its methodology too with the incorporation with mathematics, mathematical modeling, and rationalizing its inductive method and its position in human comprehension of reality. This has provided a significant impetus for the development of the ideas about randomness and probabilities. There are many great names associated with the social statistics that made remarkable contribution for the development of civilization. Particularly rapid is the expansion of social statistics in twentieth century which makes very difficult if not senseless the question of its perimeter and frontiers. Simultaneously however definite tendencies could be noticed and it is anticipated in this study to outline some future developments of social statistics.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Fee access

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute in its journal Economic Studies.

    Volume (Year): (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 143-174

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2006:i:2:p:143-174
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    3, Aksakov Str., 1040, Sofia

    Phone: (+359 2) 810 40 18
    Fax: (+359 2) 988 21 08
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2006:i:2:p:143-174. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Diana Dimitrova)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.