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Naughty numbers and shabby statistics in the news

Saturday 23 March: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, CB3 0WA

We are all familiar with exaggerated media stories about the risks of daily life, and hearing numbers being used to score points in arguments rather than genuinely inform the public. Join Professor David Spiegelhalter to explore what it means to communicate statistical evidence in a trustworthy way, illustrated with some of the worst, and best, media stories, as he describes recent research on how people understand data graphics, and whether 'experts' can communicate uncertainty without losing trust and credibility.

Suggested age range: 14+

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