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Probability compared

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Probability compared Copyrighted image Credit: 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...

Monty Hall problem

Monty Hall problem Copyrighted image Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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...

Risk In The Skies

Risk In The Skies Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2005
Dave Rothery considers the chances of being killed as a result of an asteroid crashing to Earth

Beating The Bookies?

Beating The Bookies? Copyrighted image Credit: 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...

Confusing Terms In Statistics

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

Probability

Probability Copyrighted image Credit: 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

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

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

Asteroids: Fear in the skies?

Asteroids: Fear in the skies? Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2004
Dave Rothery considers the chances of being killed as a result of an asteroid crashing to Earth

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Maths for Science

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Maths for Science Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 14 hours Updated 21 Jul 2011
Observation, measurement and the recording of data are central activities in science. Speculation and the development of new theories are crucial...

The restless Universe

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 May 2011
The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route...

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BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Statistics

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BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Statistics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2014
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...

Introducing statistics

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Introducing statistics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Oct 2014 Register by 08 Jan 2015
Learn statistical tools and quantitative methods, covering topics such as summarising data; examining relationships; randomness and sampling...

Applications of probability

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Applications of probability Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Oct 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Discover how models can describe the occurrences of events - from a gambler’s ruin or the positions of plants, to the spread of an epidemic.