
06604795
j
2016e.00921
Scharenguivel, Lara
Bin, Deng
Mathematics and statistics for human rights.
Parabola 44, No. 2, 3 p. (2008).
2008
AMT Publishing, Australian Mathematics Trust, University of Canberra, Canberra; School of Mathematics \& Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney
EN
K90
M70
mathematics and society
statistics
mathematical applications
statistical analysis
mathematics and politics
statistical research
analysis of human rights abuses
method of multiple systems estimations
https://www.parabola.unsw.edu.au/files/articles/20002009/volume442008/issue2/vol44_no2_3.pdf
From the text: Mathematical and statistical methods are well known to underpin our highly technological society but it is perhaps less well known that mathematics and statistics are also being used as tools in the defence of human rights. One of the organizations involved in this work is the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) which was established by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This article describes some of the methods and cases with which the HRDAG has been involved.