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"Statisticians are like cogs in a bigger system": An interview with Dr Ben Goldacre feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jul 01, 2015

Ben Goldacre is a best-selling author, broadcaster, campaigner, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking the misuse of science and statistics by journalists, politicians, drug...

Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management: An interview with author Jeffrey W. Herrmann feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jun 26, 2015

Earlier this year, Wiley was proud to publish Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management by Jeffrey W. Herrmann, which emphasizes practical issues and examples of decision making with...

The statistics behind Google Translate feature

  • Authors: Carlos Alberto Gómez Grajales
  • Published Date: Jun 23, 2015

Statistics are usually regarded as a numbers science. Statisticians work with numbers; that is what we are good at. It is therefore curious that one of the most outstanding and recognizable...

"It was wonderful to be part of a society at a time when it was rediscovering itself": John Pullinger looks back on his RSS Presidency and his first year as National Statistician feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jun 19, 2015

Last summer, John Pullinger stepped down as Royal Statistical Society President to succeed Jil Matheson as the UK's National Statistican. Pullinger’s extremely impressive career path led to his...

Statistics, “Big Data”, and Agricultural Forecasting feature

  • Authors: Christopher K. Wikle and Christopher J. Anderson
  • Published Date: Jun 16, 2015

Food security is a defining issue of our time. An acceleration of the historical increasing trend in agricultural production is paramount to meet the constant pressure from exponential population...

The statistics of scandal: Behind the scenes at FIFA feature

  • Authors: Dr John Fry
  • Published Date: Jun 15, 2015

The 2015 FIFA corruption case – as it has already been labelled [1] - has not been kind to FIFA. This fast moving story of alleged corruption seems to be changing daily and has already claimed a...

Reproducibility in science: uncovering truths feature

  • Authors: Joanna Carpenter
  • Published Date: Jun 09, 2015

We tend to think of science as a systematic process, steadily revealing truth about the world around us. Yet in 2005, John Ioannidis of the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece and the...

Can Bradley Wiggins Do It? Welcome to the Thunder-Drome! feature

  • Authors: Patrick Rhodes
  • Published Date: Jun 01, 2015

Many have tried. Most have failed. Bradley Wiggins knows this. He also knows the ordeal he faces, knows the pain he will endure and knows the scrutiny he will face. It's nothing he hasn't experienced...

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