Cambell's Law, coronavirus, COVID-19, social construction, statistics
Campbell's Law warns that when measurements become consequential those whose performance is being measured may try to skew the results. This case study examines the Trump administration's efforts to present COVID-19 statistics that would discourage restricting economic activities and encourage reopening the economy.
Best, Joel. "How to Lie with Coronavirus Statistics: Campbell's Law and Measuring the Effects of COVID-19." Numeracy 14, Iss. 1 (2021): Article 6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/1936-46184.108.40.2068
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