How not to get fooled by graphs

Graphs are everywhere at the moment, so here are some practical tips for how not to be misled...
31 October 2020
Presented by Adam Murphy
Production by Chris Smith.


A cartoon sketch of a graph


If you’ve been paying attention to the news in recent times, you’ll be very familiar by now with graphs: COVID rates, infection rates, data are being displayed in a plethora of ways. But there are, as the old saying Mark Twain made popular goes “lies; damn lies and statistics”, so are there any “gotchas” we should look out for when someone shows us a graph? Adam Murphy caught up with Nira Chamberlain, president of the Institute of Mathematics...


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