Everyday risks: when statistics can’t predict the future


See on Scoop.itData Nerd’s Corner

Statistics can reveal our chances of being affected by anything from crime to illness. But number-crunching itself is hazardous, say Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

In the end, if we had to offer advice to the wary about risk, it would be to try to get to know the data that matter to you, get to know your own mind and the stories that influence you, and so learn how both stories and numbers can help… and deceive. Then do what you feel like.

See on www.guardian.co.uk

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