Articles about political polarisation, Poisson distributions and flying bombs, and a bot's-eye view of the world are in the running for the 2019 Statistical Excellence Award for Early-Career Writing.
Judges from Significance and the Royal Statistical Society's Young Statisticians Section met last week to review an assortment of entries.
Submissions were from early-career statisticians and data scientists from across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
The winning article will be announced on 11 July at the RSS Statistical Excellence Awards ceremony. The article will then be published in the October 2019 issue of Significance.