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<p>How many people died? It's one of the first questions asked in a war or violent conflict, but it's one of the hardest to answer. In the chaos of war many deaths go unrecorded and all sides have an interest in distorting the figures. The best we can do is come up with estimates, but the trouble is that different statistical methods for doing this can produce vastly different results . So how do we know how different methods compare?</p>
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How many people died? It's one of the first questions asked in a war
or violent conflict but it's one of the hardest to answer. In the chaos of war many deaths go unrecorded and all sides have an interest in
distorting the figures. </p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/counting-dead-war-statistical-probelm" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/counting-dead-war-statistical-probelm#commentsconfidence intervalstatisticssurveyuncertaintyThu, 23 Feb 2012 09:35:09 +0000mf3445666 at http://plus.maths.org/contentNo man is an island
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Economists reveal that your neighbours significantly impact on your well-being. </div>
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<p>How happy are you? (Figure by Aslam and Corrado, 2007. Used with permission)</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/no-man-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/no-man-island#commentseconometricseconomicssocial statisticssurveyMon, 07 May 2007 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2560 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCareer interview: Statistical consulting
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<p><i>We would all like to think that the job we do makes a difference, but few of us would imagine that we could do this by being a mathematician. Plus talks to two consultant statisticians about how they use mathematics to make an impact in the "real" world.</i></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-statistical-consulting" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-statistical-consulting#comments19Business & Moneycareer interviewcomputer sciencestatistical consultingsurveySat, 01 Dec 2001 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2403 at http://plus.maths.org/content