Beyond Seven Review No. 50

Posted on Wed 12 August 2020 in Beyond Seven Review

(Quantitative) cultural studies 🚣

  • The man who taught BHO to cook
    A data-rich close reading of a book by Obama and a book by Ayers. (c.f. Has Critique Run out of Steam) """Obama's floors slant. Ayers' floors slope. Both use skillets. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the word "skillet" seems "to have been confined to the Midland section of the country." Elsewhere, "frying pan" or "fry pan" is more common. Ayers grew up in Illinois. In "Dreams," which is about 130,000 words in length, the word kitchen appears 29 times. In "Fugitive Days," it appears 11 times in about 100,000 words. As a control, I used my 2000 novel, "2006: The Chautauqua Rising." I have very little interest in cooking. It shows. Although the novel has a 26 year-old male protagonist and any number of domestic settings, the word "kitchen" appears once in about 100,000 words. """
  • What do the experts know? Calibration, precision, and the wisdom of crowds among forensic handwriting experts
    Danielle J. Navarro

Book and publishing history 🚟

Data analysis and Bayesian statistics ⚽

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