statistics

A useful tool for spotting trends in data.

A little bit of maths can go a long way in telling the truth from lies.

Are you stumped by the dating game? Never fear — Plus is here! This article looks at one of the central questions of dating: how many people should you date before settling for something serious?

Why a positive test result doesn't necessarily mean you have the disease.

Why a DNA match doesn't necessarily prove your guilt.

Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the central limit theorem.

Why a time-honoured statistical tool is becoming problematic.

David Spiegelhalter's new book Sex by numbers takes a statistical peak into the nation's bedrooms. In this interview he tells us some of his favourite stories from the book.

David Spiegelhalter's new book Sex by numbers takes a statistical peek into the nation's bedrooms. In this interview he tells us some of his favourite stories from the book. Read the article or watch the video!

Why the humble average can be grossly misleading.