Cool People You Should Know: David Rindskopf
Here's how Rindskopf describes his own work:
I don't know who invented the term "empirical epistemologist," but I do know that when I first heard the term I knew that it was a perfect phrase for describing what I do. Almost all people believe that they are epistemologists in a vague sense; after all, isn't everyone searching for the truth? But empirical epistemology implies the search for methods that will help researchers who design studies and collect data. For each supposed fact in social science, one could ask "How do we know that this is true?" My teaching and research is devoted to helping researchers answer this question.Rindskopf also does a lot of statistical consulting, and has a great sense of humor - for example, check out Rindskopf's Rules for Statistical Consulting.
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