Significance Magazine

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PRO-SCIENCE

These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

  • Overall, we rate Significance Magazine a Pro-Science statistical theory magazine, that does demonstrate some political bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 33/180

History

Founded in 2004, Significance Magazine is a bimonthly magazine published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and the American Statistical Association (ASA). It publishes articles on topics of statistical interest presented at a level suited for a general audience. The current editor is Brian Tarran.

Funded by / Ownership

Significance Magazine is owned by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and the American Statistical Association (ASA). Revenue is derived from print and digital magazine subscriptions. The website offers select limited free articles.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Significant Magazine primarily covers statistics and statistical theory. They break the website into the following categories: Business, Culture, Politics, Science and Sports. For example, under the politics category they often report on Polling Data statistics such as this: Forecast error: Are polls getting worse at predicting elections?. This detailed report is properly sourced and in-depth. Under the politics tab they also tend to demonstrate bias against Donald Trump, as can be seen be here: Where is Donald Trump’s statistician?. This article however is sourced thoroughly and accurately.

Overall, we rate Significance Magazine a Pro-Science statistical theory magazine, that does demonstrate some political bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 4/23/2019)

 

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