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  • Are we really free to choose? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Famosissimo Biole via Flickr under Creative Commons licence

    Are we really free to choose?

    By Professor Russell Stannard

    All day long we have to make choices. Professor Russell Stannard asks if we’re really free to choose.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Feb 2010

  • Are we really free to choose?

    Are we really free to choose? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Famosissimo Biole via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
    All day long we have to make choices. Professor Russell Stannard asks if we’re really free to choose.
  • Probability compared Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com

    Probability compared

    By The OpenLearn team

    You know you'll die. You know you'll probably never win the lottery. We show you some points in between...

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Nov 2008

  • Probability compared

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    Probability compared Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Nov 2008
    You know you'll die. You know you'll probably never win the lottery. We show you some points in between...
  • Coincidence, correlation and chance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Coincidence, correlation and chance

    By Helen Joyce, Andrew Strickland

    Helen Joyce and Andrew Stickland look at the probability of coincidence, correlation and chance in our everyday lives

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    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Dec 2005

  • Coincidence, correlation and chance

    Coincidence, correlation and chance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 21 Dec 2005
    Helen Joyce and Andrew Stickland look at the probability of coincidence, correlation and chance in our everyday lives
  • Monty Hall problem Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    Monty Hall problem

    By Professor Kevin McConway

    A classic game show conundrum - should you stick with your choice, or change your mind?

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Dec 2005

  • Monty Hall problem

    Monty Hall problem Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Dec 2005
    A classic game show conundrum - should you stick with your choice, or change your mind?
  • The Reality of Risk Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    The Reality of Risk

    By The OpenLearn team

    Is it possible to avoid risks altogether, or are we always destined to be playing the odds?

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Sep 2005

  • The Reality of Risk

    The Reality of Risk Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Sep 2005
    Is it possible to avoid risks altogether, or are we always destined to be playing the odds?
  • When Is a Risk Not A Risk? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    When Is a Risk Not A Risk?

    By Dr Raj Persaud

    Raj Persaud is one of the most successful psychiatrists in the country. He has appeared in numerous programmes and...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2005

  • When Is a Risk Not A Risk?

    When Is a Risk Not A Risk? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Aug 2005
    Raj Persaud is one of the most successful psychiatrists in the country. He has appeared in numerous programmes and has published many popular pieces in the...
  • Beating The Bookies? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Beating The Bookies?

    By Alvin Hall, Sally Killengrey, Professor Jack Dowie, Philip Chandler, Professor Rebecca Cassidy

    The Ever Wondered team gave financial guru Alvin Hall a fiver and sent him off to a greyhound track to explore how...

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    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2005

  • Beating The Bookies?

    Beating The Bookies? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Jun 2005
    The Ever Wondered team gave financial guru Alvin Hall a fiver and sent him off to a greyhound track to explore how you can use numbers to shorten the odds
  • OU on the BBC: More or Less - About the Series Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC: More or Less - About the Series

    By The OpenLearn team

    Find out about the BBC/OU's More or Less series, devoted to the powerful, sometimes beautiful, often abused but ever...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jan 2005

  • OU on the BBC: More or Less - About the Series

    OU on the BBC: More or Less - About the Series Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jan 2005
    Find out about the BBC/OU's More or Less series, devoted to the powerful, sometimes beautiful, often abused but ever ubiquitous world of numbers.
  • Probability Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Probability

    By Professor Kevin McConway

    We're thinking about probability more often than we might realise. Even weather forecasts are, at heart, 'chances are...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jan 2005

  • Probability

    Probability Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Jan 2005
    We're thinking about probability more often than we might realise. Even weather forecasts are, at heart, 'chances are' reports
  • Confusing Terms In Statistics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Confusing Terms In Statistics

    By Professor Kevin McConway

    Kevin McConway explains why, for a statistician, reliable and significant have specific meanings

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jan 2005

  • Confusing Terms In Statistics

    Confusing Terms In Statistics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Jan 2005
    Kevin McConway explains why, for a statistician, reliable and significant have specific meanings

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    BA (Honours) International Studies

    Course Course
    BA  (Honours) International Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...

    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand...

    Science project course: frontiers in chemistry

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This is a project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You'll undertake...

    Science project course: radiation and matter

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This is the project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You'll undertake...

    Researching biology and health science

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    In this project module you will undertake individual investigations within a range...

    Science project course: geosciences

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This is the project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You will undertake...

    Infectious disease and public health

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Infectious disease affects all our lives to varying degrees, often making front...

    Science project course: environmental science practical project

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This module is the project module for the BSc (Hons) Environmental Science. You...

    Science project course: science in society project

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This is the project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You will undertake...