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Small Data: Summer petrol prices

Small Data: Summer petrol prices Creative commons image Credit: Albert Bridge under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Updated 27 Aug 2015
It's August - and many families will be heading off soon on summer holidays. But how has the cost of petrol changed over the last ten years?

More or Less - Past episodes

More or Less - Past episodes Copyrighted image Credit: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Aug 2015
Go back in time by exploring past episodes of More or Less, BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics. 

More or Less

More or Less Copyrighted image Credit: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Aug 2015
BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics returns.

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Obesity Projections, Global Footprint, Street Value of Drugs

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Obesity Projections, Global Footprint, Street Value of Drugs Creative commons image Credit: e-Magine Art under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jun 2015
As the series draws to a close, Tim Harford and the More or Less team are packing in the statistical goodies so that you can go into numerical...

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Strokes, teachers and electoral reform

OU on the BBC: More or Less -  Strokes, teachers and electoral reform Copyrighted image Credit: Brett Critchley | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 May 2015
Tim Harford investigates strokes, the plight of new teachers, overhauling the electoral system and how computers struggle with big numbers as much...

Opinion polls in a nutshell

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Opinion polls in a nutshell Copyrighted image Credit: 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. 

More or Less : The Discussion Hub

More or Less : The Discussion Hub Copyrighted image Credit: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
Updated 22 Jan 2015
Some statistics can be incredibly misleading. Do you feel that these misrepresentations are pulling the wool over the public's eyes?

Hans Rosling: Unveiling data on the world's health

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Hans Rosling: Unveiling data on the world's health Creative commons image Credit: Wingspan Productions
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2014
In an animated fashion, Hans Rosling shows us the correct way to display data on health across the world.

Hans Rosling: Presenting data on carbon emissions

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Hans Rosling: Presenting data on carbon emissions Copyrighted image Credit: Wingspan Productions
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2014
Think China is the biggest gas guzzler? Hans Rosling exposes this myth by showing carbon emissions per capita. 

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Analysing skid marks

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Analysing skid marks Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 May 2014
This unit is the second in the series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical...

Interpreting data: Boxplots and tables

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Interpreting data: Boxplots and tables Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit is concerned with two main topics. In Section 1, you will learn about another kind of graphical display, the boxplot. A boxplot is a...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
As well as being fascinating and intellectually rewarding, the study of mathematics is highly relevant to every aspect of modern society. Its tools...

Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
Mathematics and statistics are vital in modern society, and indispensable to problem solving and decision making in a wide range of situations –...

BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning

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BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree course will give you an understanding of how people learn mathematics...

Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT&Second Subject

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Diploma of Higher Education in Computing&IT&Second Subject Creative commons image Credit: Sam I Are under CC-BY-NC-SA
Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
Computing and IT skills are hugely valued in the modern workplace; studied together with a second complementary subject they can give you an...

BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also highly numerate are in short supply. If you enjoy solving...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Statistics

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BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Statistics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Aug 2015
Mathematics and statistics play an important role in almost every area of life, and are at the heart of advances in science and technology. They’re...