What would Florence Nightingale make of Big Data?


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 25 April 2019
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Florence Nightingale and big data? Two things that seem as if they should not fit, but Statistician David Spiegelhalter, and video makers The Moment, have explored what Nightingale would make of big data in a BBC WebVideo. This Web Video is part of a BBC series looking at what thinkers from the past would think of our world now known as IDEA.

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Past videos have included, Plato on the referendum and Simone de Beauvoir on the #MeToo movement.

David Spiegelhalter, the idea man behind the video, is a name to know within the Statistics world. Haven worked in many research areas including: the bayesian approach to clinical trials, expert systems and complex modelling and epidemiology, statistical models, General issues in clinical trials, including cluster randomisation, meta-analysis and ethical monitoring, and a much longer list of others.

As such, it is clear that David will have done his research for this thinkers in history WebVideo.

To learn more about David himself, you can visit his Twitter here and his Personal Homepage here.

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