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Statistik zwischen Lüge und Wahrheit: Zur Aussagekraft wirtschafts- und sozialstatistischer Aussagen

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  • Hans Wolfgang Brachinger


Gegenstand der vorliegenden Arbeit ist ein Versuch, das Verhältnis zwischen wirtschaftsstatistischer Information und dem Ausschnitt der Wirklichkeit, über den sie etwas auszusagen behauptet, neu zu überdenken. Dabei geht es darum, einen Begriff der Problem- und Wirklichkeitsangemessenheit zu entwickeln, welcher der Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistik gerecht wird. Nach einer allgemeinen Charakterisierung von statistischer Methodik und Arbeitsweise wird zunächst der traditionelle Modell- und Wahrheitsbegriff dargestellt und kritisiert. Dann wird ein konstruktivistischer Modellbegriff vorgeschlagen, der zu einer pragmatischen Auffassung der Wahrheit wirtschafts- und sozialstatistischer Aussagen führt.

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Paper provided by Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Freiburg/Fribourg Switzerland in its series FSES Working Papers with number 362.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 2003
Handle: RePEc:fri:fribow:362
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  1. Hans Wolfgang Brachinger, 1994. ""Statistische Lügen": Ein Plädoyer für einen angemessenen Wahrheitsbegriff der Wirtschaftsstatistik," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 130(III), pages 377-389, September.
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