Fallacies in Statistics

Online 27th Sep 11.00am-12.00pm Free

Do you know how important a role mathematics and statistics played in WW2? You might have heard about Alan Turning and codebreaking, but do you know how Abraham Wald saved the allied planes by pointing out a statistical fallacy?

Statistics can often appear counter-intuitive, so please come and be challenged in your mathematical thinking! We’ll see other practical examples, e.g. how a naughty pharma company might falsely claim that their Covid medicine is effective, and how using statistics we can disprove them.

Watch live on YouTube on 27 September via the link below.

Hosted by the Open University

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