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David Hand discusses Measurement

Professor David J Hand FBA talks about his new book, Measurement: A Very Short Introduction (published 2016, Oxford University Press).

He talks about the historical development of measurement - from our early need to measure the physical world, to the measurement of less concrete social concepts. And there is a discussion of our schizophrenic attitude to measurement and statistics.

Speakers:
Professor David J Hand FBA, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Imperial College London
James Rivington, Editor, British Academy Review (interviewer)

Recorded 28 September 2016
Release date 7 October 2016