tehgeekmeister’s blog

May 26, 2008

how juries are fooled by statistics

Filed under: Uncategorized — tehgeekmeister @ 4:06 pm

many of you have likely seen this, a ted talk by peter donnelly on common misconceptions about statistics.  nonetheless i think this video is too important for any member of any modern society for me to pass up sharing it.  certainly the best explanation of how statistics can be misused, and to horrible ends, i’ve seen yet.  as well a few nice explanations of bayes theorem (but he doesn’t say that’s what they are), which is nice since that’s typically such a point of frustration for people learning statistics/probability.

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