Across the boundaries: extrapolation in biology and social science

New York: Oxford University Press (2007)
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Extrapolation and Heterogeneity

This chapter introduces the general methodological challenges that confront extrapolation in the biological and social sciences, and sketches the outlines of the mechanisms approach to those challenges that is developed in the rest of the book.


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