#37. Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics – Dr. Liza Bolton

The use of stats and throwing around numbers in conversation is incredibly common, yet statistics itself is poorly understood. Dr. Liza Bolton from  @universityofauckland discusses the dark art that is statistics. Using examples, she takes us through some misconceptions and dispels the notion that numbers don’t lie. We cover how to identify the best ice cream store, how to not be fooled when stats are mischaracterized in media and politics, why we worship the nat 20 dice roll and is the 27 club for musicians a real thing?

Dr. Bolton's website: https://www.lizabolton.com/

Missing data in police warrant information: https://www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/300938784/data-shows-ongoing-racial-bias-in-police-warrantless-searches
Gang numbers: https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/23-04-2024/have-gang-numbers-really-skyrocketed-in-recent-years

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