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This edition: The Question of Causation

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Episode Details

Anyone can become a better informed consumer and judge of media polls with this introduction to real word applications of statistics and primer on statistical method and inference. The series presents the fundamentals of statistical manipulation, including the mathematical formulas themselves and their application to a variety of different examples, such as environmental studies, courtroom cases, weight loss programs, and weather reports.

On this episode the relationship between smoking and lung cancer is examined, and a study of admissions data illustrates Simpson’s paradox.