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Trusting Statistics in Today’s News

Updated Monday, 17th May 2021

With so many contradictory statistics in the news, how do you know which COVID-19 stats are accurate? Who can you trust?

In this panel discussion, Dr Katie Chicot hosts statisticians Dr Kaustubh Adhikari & Professor Kevin McConway who explain when you can and can’t trust statistics. The discussion will cover important questions you should ask yourself about the statistics in front of you: Who produced the statistics? Why are they showing me this? Has the work been verified?

 

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