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Sorry, Wrong Number

Andrew Gelman

Sorry, Wrong Number
For some pundits, statistics can be an inconvenient truth. (William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
How do bad numbers get into circulation in our political discourse, and how do they stay there, even after being refuted?
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Andrew Gelman is professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. You can follow him on his blog as well as on The Monkey Cage.