Where Is The Information We Have Lost In Data

February 19th, 2021
81ub8IxiVeL.jpgDuring the past year, perhaps a year like no other year, we have been bombarded with statistics. Covid cases, numbers of deaths, positivity rates and flattening the curve. Add to this an election and polling data that drowned us in information. 
 
On top of all of this is disinformation and the traditional ways in which numbers and statistics can be used to deceive us. 
 
And then just this week, statistics about stocks, and all manner of economic information. Data is everywhere. Every publication of note, now has whole departments devoted to data visualization.
 
One wonders though, where is the information we’ve lost in all that data. If you are good or bad at math, there is a lot to take in, to process and to try and understand.\
 
Tim Harford just might be able to help us with that with his new work The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics.
 
My conversation with Tim Harford:  
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