Ruminations on Jurimetrics: Hypergeometric Confusion in the Fourth Circuit

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David H. Kaye

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law; Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - School of Life Science

Date Written: 1986

Abstract

This article describes legal statistical practice, termed "jurimetrics." Although a young discipline, jurimetrics is becoming more and more frequent in court rooms. Most courts and attorneys, however, have yet to display a mature understanding of the statistical methods being brought to bear in contemporary litigation. In fact, much of the judicial analysis of statistical evidence is embarrassingly bad. This article exposes instances of such flawed reasoning with the hope of curtailing the propagation of similar errors. It primarily analyzes E.E.O.C. v. Western Electric Company.

Keywords: E.E.O.C. v. Western Electric Company, Statistical Evidence, Jurimetrics

Suggested Citation

Kaye, David H., Ruminations on Jurimetrics: Hypergeometric Confusion in the Fourth Circuit (1986). Jurimetrics, Vol. 26, 1986. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1411758

David H. Kaye (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law ( email )

University Park, PA 16802
United States

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Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - School of Life Science ( email )

111 E Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.personal.psu.edu/dhk3/index.htm

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