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Can you help us explain the statistics of COVID-19?

At this time of pandemic, the news media is flooded with reports of coronavirus cases, treatments, deaths, and data and terminology that may prove confusing and/or overwhelming for members of the public. As a publication committed to explaining statistical ideas and concepts, we want to help readers understand what’s going on, to make sense of the data they are confronted with, and to put important information into the appropriate context.

By Brian Tarran

coronavirusNews

Can you help us explain the statistics of COVID-19?

At this time of pandemic, the news media is flooded with reports of coronavirus cases, treatments, deaths, and data and terminology that may prove confusing and/or overwhelming for members of the public. As a publication committed to explaining statistical ideas and concepts, we want to help readers understand what’s going on, to make sense of the data they are confronted with, and to put important information into the appropriate context.

  By Brian Tarran

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Finding Nightingale: Introducing our April 2020 special issue

A few years ago, while sitting down for a midweek dinner with my family, I asked my children – both of primary school age – what they had been learning...

By Brian Tarran

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A story about a tiny bot

The prediction of the stock market is without question an interesting task. A basic motivation for it is financial gain. To accomplish this task there are a number of methods...

By Marco Antonio Andrade Barrera

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Finding Nightingale: Introducing our April 2020 special issue

A few years ago, while sitting down for a midweek dinner with my family, I asked my children – both of primary school age – what they had been learning about at school. “I don't remember,” said my son, which is his stock response to this day. “The Victorians,” said my daughter, whose passion for schooling seems to know no limits. Of the many Victorians there are to learn about, one name in particular came up: Florence Nightingale. What can you tell me about her, I asked. “She was a nurse,” came the reply. “And … she had a lamp!”

  By Brian Tarran

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A story about a tiny bot

The prediction of the stock market is without question an interesting task. A basic motivation for it is financial gain. To accomplish this task there are a number of methods available, including time series forecasting, computer techniques, and technical and fundamental analysis.1 My focus is on a branch that analyses charts. I monitor the time series of hundreds of stocks, looking for known patterns in share price changes in order to make better investment decisions. I would like to tell you how I do that.

  By Marco Antonio Andrade Barrera

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Enter our 2020 writing competition for early-career statisticians and data scientists

If you read Significance, then you are definitely interested in stories about statistics and data science, and fascinated by what data can tell us about the world we live in. So, how would you like to write one of those stories for the magazine?

  By Brian Tarran

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Enter our 2020 writing competition for early-career statisticians and data scientists

If you read Significance, then you are definitely interested in stories about statistics and data science, and fascinated by what data can tell us about the world we live in. So, how would you like to write one of those stories for the magazine?

By Brian Tarran

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