# The historical construction of correlation as a conceptual and operative instrument for empirical research

@article{Piovani2008TheHC, title={The historical construction of correlation as a conceptual and operative instrument for empirical research}, author={J. Piovani}, journal={Quality & Quantity}, year={2008}, volume={42}, pages={757-777} }

AbstractThis article is meant to reconstruct–from the standpoint of sociology and history of science–the development of the concept and the operative instruments of statistical correlation. The starting point is the discussion of some key mathematical aspects of the Error Theory, including a detailed analysis of the various positions regarding its contributions, if any, to the theory of correlation. Then proceeds to examine how the concept (and its relative instruments) emerged in its modern… Expand

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