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DataCrítica: International Journal of Critical Statistics
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DataCrítica: International Journal of Critical Statistics is a peer-reviewed, open access digital journal for the exchange of original research, ideas, and news about statistics.

DataCrítica publishes articles that promote a critical perspective of specific statistical facts, concepts, methods, and practices, examines the implicit worldview of professional statisticians, and promote the principled use of statistics for social and scientific criticism.

ISSN: 1933-7868

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ON THE NEXT ISSUE (Vol 3, No 2, 2010)

On “Why” and “What” of randomness PDF
Soubhik Chakraborty



Vol 3, No 1 (2009)

Table of Contents

Classic Writings

The Statistical War on Equality: Visions of American Virtuosity in The Bell Curve PDF
Stephanie Houston Grey


COMMENTARY - On Racial--and Scientistic--Bias PDF
Zac Gershberg
COMMENTARY - Rhetorical Analysis and the Ideology of the "Bell Curve" PDF
Keneth S Zagacki
COMMENTARY - The "Norm"as Rhetorical Discourse PDF
Jim Kuypers
COMMENTARY - Visions of Disability in a Technocratic Society PDF
Jenell Johnson
Over My Shoulder: A Look Back at The Statistical War on Equality PDF
Stephanie Houston Grey


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Is there a need for another statistical journal?

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It seems that statisticians are not shy in matters of publishing journals. The plethora of statistical journals makes it difficult for a statistician to select a journal of choice. Statistical associations all over the planet publish their own journals, from Poland to Pakistan, from Cambridge to Calcutta, from the United Kingdom to the United States, to name just a few.

Within this multiplicity of journals there is one that stands out for its unique perspective, the Journal of Radical Statistics, a journal created in 1975 with the understanding that there was a need for a forum for the exchange of ideas on the political implications of their works as statistician in the promotion of social justice. In spite of more than three decades of existence, the Journal of Radical Statistics, currently published over the internet, have very little echo in the rest of the world. Regardless of the political consciousness of individual statisticians, this fact speaks poorly of a profession that is pleased in publishing about 200 journals devoted to statistical theory, methods and applications, and neglect professional discussions on the role of statistics and statisticians in advancing a more just and democratic society.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 August 2010 03:32


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