When Numbers Scream: Squeezing Information Out Of All Kinds Of Data

October 6, 2008

When Numbers ScreamSpeaker: Dr. Zack Florence, biologist and statistician

Date: Wednesday 6 October

Place: Athabasca University, Governing Council Chambers

Time: 7:00 PM

Whether reading the news or x-rays, measuring heights of trees or people, or counting animals or votes, we can use most of the same statistical methods.  By using these mathematical techniques we can obtain useful information. We will talk about how political polls are accurate "19 out of 20 times”, what are the true proportions of certain coloured candies, what is "biodiversity", and more

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