Against All Odds: Inside Statistics

August 2018
10:00

Season 1, Episode 11 (Correlation)

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Twin studies track how similar identical and fraternal twins are on various characteristics, even if they don't grow up together. Correlation lets researchers put a number on it.
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Season 1, Episode 10 (Fitting Lines To Data)

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Winter snowpack in the Colorado Rockies can predict spring water supply. Plotting annual measurements in a scatterplot lets resource managers draw a regression line that helps them forecast water availability.
July 2018
08:00

Season 1, Episode 9 (Scatterplots)

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Plotting annual numbers of Florida powerboat registrations and manatee killings suggests an uncomfortable relationship for the marine mammals.
June 2018
08:00

Season 1, Episode 3 (Measures Of Center)

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It's helpful to know the centre of a distribution - which is what the clerical workers in Colorado Springs found out in the 1980s when they campaigned for comparable wages for comparable work.
May 2018
09:00

Season 1, Episode 2 (Histograms)

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Meteorologists use histograms to map when lightning strikes and this visualisation technique helps them understand the data in new ways.
11:00

Season 1, Episode 30 (One-way Anova)

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Does holding a heavier clipboard make you estimate that a jar of coins has more money in it than if you're holding a lighter clipboard? Psychologists use One-Way ANOVA to analyse the data from this experiment.
13:00

Season 1, Episode 29 (Inference For Regression)

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Historical story of how statisticians built the case against DDT as the culprit behind plummeting peregrine falcon population numbers.
April 2018
11:00

Season 1, Episode 28 (Inference For Two-way Tables)

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Host Dr. Pardis Sabeti's own research examines possible genetic resistance to deadly Lassa fever in West Africa. Using Inference for Two-Way Tables helps untangle potential relationships.
March 2018
10:00

Season 1, Episode 27 (Inference For Proportions)

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Managers have no clue what conditions actually motivate their workers best, as shown by research conducted by Teresa Amabile, host of the original Against All Odds.
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Season 1, Episode 26 (Comparing Two Means)

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Comparing the activity and calorie expenditure levels of Western office workers and African hunter gatherers adds some surprising new data to the science of obesity.
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