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  1. Understanding uncertainty: A 113% chance of death?

    ... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . A recent study from Harvard reported that ...

    mf344 - 16 May 2012 - 11:05 - 0 comments

  2. Big Data

    ... and well-understood, with known levels of uncertainty. That's because they come from physical processes that, on the whole, scientists understand well. The real challenges of understanding and dealing with Big Data come from the biological sciences, the ... are now finding significant applications in our understanding of Big Data. A key example of this is the mathematics of ...

    mf344 - 30 Jun 2016 - 12:57 - 0 comments

  3. Evaluating a medical treatment - how do you know it works?

    ... patient's personal circumstances or lifestyle. Without more understanding of what was actually happening and without taking these factors ... intervals in David Spiegelhalter's Understanding uncertainty column, or in the Little handbook of statistical practice .) ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jun 2016 - 09:46 - 1 comment

  4. Schrödinger's equation — what is it?

    ... after the work of many scientists, including the theoretical understanding provided by James Clerk Maxwell , we discovered that light ... nature of electrons (see the Plus article Quantum uncertainty ). One of the most famous demonstrations of wave-particle ...

    mf344 - 17 May 2016 - 11:48 - 7 comments

  5. Understanding uncertainty: Microlives

    ... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . Speeding towards death. Acute risks, ...

    mf344 - 16 May 2012 - 11:05 - 2 comments

  6. Understanding uncertainty: 2845 ways of spinning risk

    ... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . Back to the What's the best medicine ...

    plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:44 - 2 comments

  7. Understanding uncertainty: Infinite monkey business

    ... David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. David and his team run the Understanding uncertainty website, which informs the public about issues involving risk ...

    plusadmin - 29 Jul 2014 - 14:37 - 2 comments

  8. Understanding uncertainty: The maths of surprises

    ... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . A family has three children all of whom were ...

    plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:46 - 0 comments

  9. Understanding uncertainty: What was the probability of Obama winning?

    ... article is adapted from material soon to appear on the Understanding Uncertainty website . On the face of it this seems an odd ...

    plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:45 - 0 comments

  10. Understanding uncertainty: ESP and Bayes

    ... This article has been adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . In the first part of this article we ...

    mf344 - 16 Oct 2012 - 11:37 - 1 comment