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Are we really free to choose?

Are we really free to choose? Copyrighted image 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

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Probability compared Copyrighted image 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

Coincidence, correlation and chance Copyrighted image 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

Monty Hall problem Copyrighted image 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

The Reality of Risk Copyrighted image 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?

When Is a Risk Not A Risk? Copyrighted image 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...

Beating The Bookies?

Beating The Bookies? Copyrighted image 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...

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

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

Probability Copyrighted image 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

Confusing Terms In Statistics Copyrighted image 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

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BA (Honours) International Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly interconnected. Relationships between nations, companies, cultures and...

BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can – and should – respond to environmental problems is likely to be...

BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Aug 2016
We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand the science behind the important issues that feature in the news...