A Lawyer's View of the Statistical Expert
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Statisticians have expertise that can be very valuable in a wide variety of litigation. But the practices and culture of litigation are much different from science and, indeed, much different from most normal life. When statisticians enter this culture, they may be surprised and confused; at first, they are almost certain to be uncomfortable. In this article, I will provide a brief orientation to this complex and interesting, but quite foreign culture. My comments will focus on civil litigation in the United States.
Keywords: expert witnesses, law and statistics, litigation
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