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More or Less: Behind the Stats
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
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4.7 stars from 3,186 ratings
Exceptional insight
This should be standard listening for all teachers, students and obviously politicians....fact checking, basic understanding of numbers and perception of data is a vital life skill !
scr0406 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/22/20
A dose of clarity
This podcast takes a look at the statistics behind the big news stories and delivers a refreshing dose of clarity. Tim Harford deftly, simply and without bias explains what facts are really telling us, with sometimes surprising results. Genuinely an indispensable public service.
Ben A A via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/20
Migrant drowning child or adult ?
The drowning of a migrant while attempting to cross the channel to gain asylum in the UKis a tragedy irrespective of the individual’s age but it’s highly emotive to refer to him as a child when it was subsequently widely reported that he was actually 28 . This error is disappointing and risks...Read full review »
totterdown-res via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/20
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