Stats + Stories: The Fab Formula
WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.
There are a lot of things Beatles fans can argue about - which album is the best, for instance, or which Beatle was the better songwriter. Songwriting, in fact, has been a site of some heated debates over the years. Early on, John Lennon and Paul McCartney agreed to share writing credits on the songs they wrote for the band. Since the group split up, fans have been trying to figure out which songs belong to which songwriter, leading to sometimes impassioned arguments in bars around the world. Recently, researchers converted the songs into data in an attempt to figure out which songs were written mostly by Lennon and which songs were written mostly by McCartney. Rosemary Pennington and regular panelist John Baylor, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, are joined by Mark Glickman, a senior lecturer of statistics at Harvard University. He's also senior statistician for the Center for Health Care Organization and implementation research.
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