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Professor Kevin McConway

Kevin McConway is Professor of Applied Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The Open University.

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More confusing terms in statistics

More confusing terms in statistics Copyrighted image Copyright: Sunnycatty | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Feb 2016
Kevin McConway explains why statisticians use everyday words for not-so-everyday concepts - and how to translate what they really mean.

More or Less: interview with Tim Harford

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More or Less: interview with Tim Harford Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Duration 20 mins Updated 04 Jan 2016
Tim Harford, from More or Less, talks with Kevin McConway on why statistics matter and how they can impact the future.

Opinion polls in a nutshell

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Opinion polls in a nutshell Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Apr 2015
Have opinion polls got you baffled? Fear not - Professor Kevin McConway explains opinion polls in these short videos.

Statistics and the law

Statistics and the law Copyrighted image Copyright: Innershadows | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Apr 2011
With clean-up rates and reoffending numbers, discussions of crime often circle back to statistics. But are these 'facts' really such reliable...

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Statistics and the law Copyrighted image Copyright: Innershadows | Dreamstime.com
Comment posted by Michael Smith on 3rd May 2012
The last bit of this article is a good example of how to mislead with the selective use of statistics! ...
Statistically significant: The US Supreme Court takes a view Creative commons image Clearly Ambiguous under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Comment posted by Alec Gordon on 2nd May 2012
can you define "many" please professor?
Smoking Cigarettes Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Comment posted by ved joshi on 16th Apr 2012
Smoking Cigarettes is always show the bad effects on the body. There are many people are addicted to smoking and this smoking addiction is not good for the health of the people and it will be the...
What is epidemiology? Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Comment posted by Winston George on 19th Mar 2012
I know this article is a few years old now (5) but interesting all the same, you know there would be one way of part answering some of this !! Why not goto one of the big Snooker communities like...

Professor Kevin McConway's research

G. Kafatos et al. (2014) Estimating seroprevalence of vaccine-preventable infections: is it worth standardizing the serological outcomes to adjust for different assays and laboratories?, In Epidemiology and Infection 11(143)

Jonathan Silvertown et al. (2015-02-02) Crowdsourcing the identification of organisms: a case-study of iSpot, In ZooKeys(480)

George Kafatos et al. (2013) Regression models for censored serological data, In Journal of Medical Microbiology 1(62)

Nicola L. Dallas et al. (2012-12) The results of real time brachytherapy for the management of low and intermediate risk prostate cancer in patients with prostate volumes up to 100 ml, In BJU International 3(110)

Yoseph Negusse Araya et al. (2012-11) Do niche-structured plant communities exhibit phylogenetic conservatism? A test case in an endemic clade, In Journal of Ecology 6(100)

Jennifer Worthington et al. (2012-04) Evolution MegaLab: a case study in citizen science methods, In Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2(3)

Jonathan Silvertown et al. (2011-04-27) Citizen science reveals unexpected continental-scale evolutionary change in a model organism, In PLoS ONE 4(6)

Yoseph Negusse Araya et al. (2011-01) A fundamental, eco-hydrological basis for niche segregation in plant communities, In New Phytologist 1(189)

Yoseph Negusse Araya et al. (2010-11) Variation in δ13C among species and sexes in the family Restionaceae along a fine-scale hydrological gradient, In Austral Ecology 7(35)

Yoseph Negusse Araya et al. (2008) Evolution of hydrological niches in Restionaceae: a project update, Keith Phillips Images

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