statistics

Runner up in the general public category. "Lies, damned lies, and statistics..." Ben Parker tells us how to tell good statistics from bad, and make sure your cat is well-fed.
A statistical study into Iraq war deaths sparks controversy
Collecting chances
The maths of the Eurovision song contest
Shane Whelan likes a challenge, and his career path has been defined both by what he enjoyed and by a desire to keep learning. Becoming an actuary seemed like the perfect solution.
Did you know that you can't average averages? Or that Paris is rainier than London ... but it rains more in London than in Paris? Andrew Stickland explores the dangers that face the unwary when using a single number to summarise complex data.
  • Editorial trends - According to current trends, this editorial will never get written!
  • I've got your number - Soon the maths-phobic will have nowhere left to hide.
A UK government inquiry into maths education has the statistics community worried.
A new project hopes to reduce the experimental error in science teaching.
Helen is a defence analyst with the MoD, using her maths skills to help defend the nation. Plus finds out about her career path.
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