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# Pages tagged 'chance'

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### Are we really free to choose?

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

Article

5 mins

Level: 1 Introductory

Updated on:

25 Feb 2010

• ### Are we really free to choose?

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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.
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### Probability compared

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

Activity

10 mins

Level: 1 Introductory

Updated on:

26 Nov 2008

• ### Probability compared

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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...
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### Coincidence, correlation and chance

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

Article

15 mins

Level: 1 Introductory

Updated on:

21 Dec 2005

• ### Coincidence, correlation and chance

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
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### Monty Hall problem

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

Article

10 mins

Level: 1 Introductory

Updated on:

21 Dec 2005

• ### Monty Hall problem

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Dec 2005
A classic game show conundrum - should you stick with your choice, or change your mind?
• Copyright: Used with permission

### The Reality of Risk

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

Article

5 mins

Level: 1 Introductory

Updated on:

22 Sep 2005

• ### The Reality of Risk

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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?
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### When Is a Risk Not A Risk?

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

Article

10 mins

Level: 1 Introductory

Updated on:

09 Aug 2005

• ### When Is a Risk Not A Risk?

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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...
• Copyright: BBC

### Beating The Bookies?

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

Article

15 mins

Level: 1 Introductory

Updated on:

22 Jun 2005

• ### Beating The Bookies?

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
• Copyright: BBC

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

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

Article

5 mins

Level: 1 Introductory

Updated on:

10 Jan 2005

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

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.
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### Probability

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

Article

10 mins

Level: 1 Introductory

Updated on:

10 Jan 2005

• ### Probability

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
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### Confusing Terms In Statistics

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

Article

10 mins

Level: 1 Introductory

Updated on:

10 Jan 2005

• ### Confusing Terms In Statistics

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

Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018
Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

### BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...

### BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018
We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand...

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Infectious disease affects all our lives to varying degrees, often making front...

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