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Read the full article Just another statistic? Causal Factors

Just another statistic? Causal Factors

November 17, 2020

How statistics can cost us money! We spoke in the last two blogs about how it is easy to wrongly see two events in the progress of time as being seemingly connected. COVID-19 The correct analysis of “A causes B” must show them having a “causal link”. The Media is full of stories about young… Read more” about the article Just another statistic? Causal Factors”

Read the full article Just another statistic? Lockdown, Part 2

Just another statistic? Lockdown, Part 2

November 5, 2020

How statistics can change our lives! It is clear from COVID-19 that statistics change our lives. Inspired by the BBC’s More or Less: Behind the Stats podcasts, we explain what makes the debate so ‘hot’ – selection bias in COVID-19 statistics? All statisticians – from scientific modellers to political pundits – use sampling techniques to… Read more” about the article Just another statistic? Lockdown, Part 2″

Read the full article Just another statistic? A 3 part series

Just another statistic? A 3 part series

October 31, 2020

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” This phrase was popularized in the United States by Mark Twain and others. It was (possibly mistakenly) attributed it to the British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli. [according to Wikipedia] Part one – What have storks got to do with it? All explained in the… Read more” about the article Just another statistic? A 3 part series”

Read the full article Are employees working from home job secure?

Are employees working from home job secure?

September 25, 2020

In 2020 employees started working from home, by 2021 many office workers may wish they hadn’t! Could home working employees be on the start of a slippery slope to a P45? Or in other words, ‘Should I be less worried about COVID than my job security in the new normal?’ All we seem to hear… Read more” about the article Are employees working from home job secure?”

Read the full article Homeworking – the environmental impact.

Homeworking – the environmental impact.

September 20, 2020

Will an increased emphasis on homeworking have an environmental impact? and, Can we expect to pay more to live in the new normal? “Heating” up because more power = more heat. Working from home will see significantly higher energy consumption throughout the day. This may lead to a greater focus by consumers and suppliers on… Read more” about the article Homeworking – the environmental impact.”