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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The study of historical data by the use of statistical, often computerized, techniques.

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  • The result of more than thirty five years of the new economic history, or cliometrics, is not only to shed new light on the past as a result of the application of...
  • In other words, the turn to cliometrics -- quantitative observation of historical trends -- is more or less essential to the history of the longue durée.
  • Second, attitudes toward age may be measured in census data, by an "age heaping" test, which Professor Stone dismissed as merely a "clever exercise in cliometrics."
  • But Cambridge was also home to a group of scholars who together would create the “new” economic history—or “cliometrics,” as it gradually became known in the newspapers. for more
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