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The One Sure-Fire Path to the Best Data Visualisation

The One Sure-Fire Path to the Best Data Visualisation

​Sometimes, when analysing your data the visualisation that you choose can end up as being a bit of an afterthought. After all, you’ve got your answer, so why waste time playing around with graphs when you can just get out there and change the world! Well, I guess you know the answer already – it’s the graph…

How to Lie With Stats

How to Lie With Stats

PART 1: 2×2 TablesEver been deceived by stats? In this new series ‘How to Lie With Stats (and get away with it)’ we teach you the tools of the trade of the statistical conmen so you’ll be better able to spot when someone is trying to con you. Ready? OK, let’s go… Continue Reading

Who Wants to be Normal Anyway?

Who Wants to be Normal Anyway?

“In the 21st Century it is unacceptable that almost 50% of school leavers fail to achieve average grades”Quote from a British Politician, circa 2010-ish​​​​When I heard this live on BBC News 24, I almost fell off my chair. Even with the most rudimentary understanding of data and statistics this is a really stupid thing to say – and these are…