Promises by the Conservatives that they would “take the moral high ground” on statistics have not been redeemed, Sir Michael Scholar says.
Have you ever wondered about the rising popularity of a word?
Scientists find the gene that makes you a liberal, reported the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, and the Daily Express last week.
Another ludicrous survey from our friends at 72Point, swallowed whole by The Sun, Daily Mirror, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Record and the Daily Mail online.
Straight Statistics collaborated with Sense about Science to produce a simple guide to numerical and statistical traps, Making Sense of Statistics.
Opinion polls fell thick and fast during the General Election. At times political correspondents appeared to be clinging to them like drowning men to a leaky life raft.
Some newspapers today ran a “survey” showing that we get too little sleep – just six hours seven minutes a night.
Land Girls, which concludes tonight on BBC 1, is the latest in a genre that has served the TV listings well, combining a wartime background with the opportunity to see women enjoying emancipation from their traditional roles.