Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 13:49

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An odd conclusion on house prices

Are odd-numbered houses really worth an average of £538 more than even-numbered ones?

David Lipsey :: Tue, 21/12/2010 - 17:04

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An alarming claim

Driving to work the other day, my ear was caught by an advertisement by ADT for burglar alarms.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 20/12/2010 - 16:39

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Miscalculating New York City's bedrooms

Statistics can give a story an air of conviction – but they had better be the right ones, as this cautionary

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 13/12/2010 - 17:44

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Charities can bend the truth, too

Statistics quoted by charities should always be checked.

David Lipsey :: Tue, 03/08/2010 - 16:52

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Spurious accuracy seduces journalists time and time again

An insidious abuse of statistics is spurious accuracy.

David Lipsey :: Thu, 12/11/2009 - 15:42

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Raise the Roof but watch the arithmetic

Statistical abuse is not confined to government, advertisers, companies and advertisers. Lobbyists, including lobbyists in good causes, can do it too.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 08/07/2009 - 11:10

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Who's living in my social housing?

The rise of the British National Party has been attributed in part to claims that immigants are getting favourable access to social housing. The Equality and Human Rights Commission set out to investigate the claims, and concluded that they are a myth.