Quote of the Week – Cameron

“It would be nice if all of the data which sociologists require could be enumerated because then we could run them through IBM machines and draw charts as the economists do. However, not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)

January 6, 2012 • Posted in: Quotes, Statistics

One Response to “Quote of the Week – Cameron”

  1. Jane White - January 20th, 2015

    I am an SLP who has worked 40 years in the schools. I have become somewhat alarmed that increasingly students’ progress is reduced to scores and the scores are plotted on a neat graph. We were recently given the directive that no subjective comments should be put in progress notes. Not even comments of praise. I have always taken solace in this quote, even though I mistakenly though Einstein was the origin.

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