In the October 2020 print edition of Significance, Andrew Gustar shows how power laws describe patterns of musical success, from pop charts and streaming services to classical concerts. And with US Election Day on the horizon, Ole J Forsberg offers information and advice to help voters decide which polls and polling houses to trust.
Sticking with politics, Iliyan R Iliev, Xin Huang and Yulia R Gel analyze changes in political rhetoric over time, asking whether 'outsider' candidates become 'insiders' in the years after their election. Plus, philosopher Jennifer Mather Saul explains her work on misleadingness and lying, and its relevance to statistical communication.
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