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Statistical Significance: A Survey of the Literature for the Pragmatic Data Scientist

“‘Objectivity though in practice as unattainable as infinity, is useful in the same way, at least as a fixed point of theoretical reference.  A knowledge of one’s own subjectivity is necessary in order even to contemplate the ‘objective’…Terms such as ‘neutral’, ‘detached’, let alone ‘fair-minded’, ‘disinterested’ or ‘even-handed’ do not all convey the same meaning; they are merely aestheticized forms of the same subjective aspiration.” – Christopher Hitchens, Why Orwell Matters

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