Don’t Get Stumped By Stats
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 979 , Segment 1
Episode: Sleuthing the Truth Out of Statistics
- Apr 28, 2021 6:00 pm
- 34:49 mins
Wary of "fake news," we are skeptical about statistics. We explore how our expectations color the interpretation of data. An art expert convinces himself a forgery is real, potato salad goes viral, and Florence Nightingale uses infographics to change medicine. Guest: Tim Harford, economist, journalist, and author of "The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics"