Statistics are used by scientists, medics and corporate types every day to predict what the future holds — but that doesn’t always mean they do it right. In this video, Sci Show explains some of the quirks of statistics, and how you can use them to work out the odds of pretty much anything.
In particular, it focuses on Bayesian statistics which, if you never did a stats class at college, could well blow your mind. And make you pretty sceptical of a lot of science reporting, along the way. That’s a good thing! [Sci Show]