Galileo’s notes from his early use of a telescope make for an astonishing read.
Sample size plays a critical roll in interpreting data; ignore at your peril.
Some people in the anti-vaccination movement seem to struggle with maths.
A further look at digits in election data and electoral fraud detection.
A look at Benford’s law and its applicability (or lack thereof) to national elections, especially in the UK.
A brief introduction to the binomial distribution, one of the most important distributions in statistics. Includes an interactive graphic calculator.
A demonstration of browser-based Monte Carlo simulations using web workers.
Using slopegraphs to show voting changes between the 2010 UK general election and recent by-elections.
Scotland’s independence referendum and political earthquakes.
Introducing a simple tool I created to help journalists (and others) understand the usefulness (or possibly lack thereof) of screening tests.