Ch. 1: Henny Penny vs. The King: On Seeking Damages Caused by the Falling Sky Epidemiology for the Mathematically Challenged & Arithmetically Averse

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Barbara Pfeffer Billauer

Institute of World Politics; International Program in Bioethics, U. of Porto; Foundation for Law and Science Centers, Inc.

Date Written: July 6, 2004

Abstract

A primer on use of epidemiology, expert witnesses, and the scientific method to prove a legal case according to Daubert and the Federal Rules of Evidence. An introduction to key epidemiological and scientific concepts including types of epidemiological studies, reliability and validity of evidence - in story form.

Keywords: Daubert, FRCP 702, expert witness, epidemiology, Daubert Hearing, scientific method, judicial education

JEL Classification: C11, C12, C25, C20, C44, C51, C90, C93, I18, I00, I19, I29, K13, K32, K41

Suggested Citation

Billauer, Barbara P., Ch. 1: Henny Penny vs. The King: On Seeking Damages Caused by the Falling Sky Epidemiology for the Mathematically Challenged & Arithmetically Averse (July 6, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2711900 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2711900

Barbara P. Billauer (Contact Author)

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