In a few decades, statistical analysis of literature has gone from crackpot theorising to cutting-edge research
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How Statistics Lost Their Power – And Why We Should Fear What Comes Next
In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone – no matter what their politics – can agree on. Yet in recent years, divergent levels of trust in statistics has become one of the key schisms that have opened up in western liberal democracies.