The humanities have a replication crisis of monumental proportions: so many theories have never been adequately tested or validated.
Andrew Piper is professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University. He is the director of .txtlab, a laboratory for cultural analytics, and author most recently of Can We Be Wrong? The Problem of Textual Evidence in a Time of Data (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
“Everyone Writes Stories”
By Andrew Piper
In the old days, people used to talk about gaming the system. It meant manipulating the rules to produce a desired outcome. The term was popularized by software ...