In November 2013 I had the opportunity to work with the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC) and produce a talk explaining numbers and statistics. The deal was that it was 11 concepts on numbers and stats in 20 minutes. The concepts being:
- General Number Hygiene
- Big and Little Numbers
- Understanding Uncertainty
- Correlation and Causation
- Rare Events
This was my first time ever really seriously teaching anything to anyone. And I’ll admit, cramming 11 concepts into 20 minutes was a touch more work than I anticipated. It DID end up being a lot of fun, however. And I managed to learn a lot. So thanks, AusSMC!
This video is aimed at journalists to try and give them a bit more information on how to interpret the 11 topics mentioned earlier. It should help you. You should learn something. But everyone is different, so maybe it won’t. But I hope that it helps you on your journey through statistics. Please let me know if you have any questions. Seriously!
You can watch the presentation below:
EVENT FOR JOURNALISTS: Getting your head around numbers and stats from AusSMC on Vimeo.
Again - let me know if you have any questions!