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How Not to Fall for Bad Statistics - with Jennifer Rogers I The Royal Institution

Discussion in 'Science' started by AndrewvanZyl, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Published on Aug 7, 2019
    Living is a risky business. If you believe the headlines, bacon is as deadly as smoking and fizzy drinks make children violent, but is that true? From causation and correlation, to relative and absolute risk, Jennifer Rogers explains how to figure out if the stats we are presented in newspapers are accurate. Jennifer Rogers holds the position of Director of Statistical Consultancy Services at the University of Oxford having previously worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Statistics funded by the National Institute of Health Research. She has a special interest in the development and application of novel statistical methodologies, particularly in medicine. Her main area of expertise is the analysis of recurrent events and her research has recently focused on developing and implementing appropriate methodology for the analysis of repeat hospitalisations in patients with heart failure but her research has many other applications in medicine such as epilepsy and cancer, but also in retail and engineering. She works alongside other statisticians, clinicians, computer scientists, industry experts and regulators.

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  2. smurphy6

    smurphy6 Senior commenter

    I watched it. It was very interesting. Statistics can be manipulated to prove any point!
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