Sheila Bird :: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 13:56

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Behind the headlines: crime maps versus policing information?

Last week the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) published the results of a very large randomized controlled trial (RCT).

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 05/01/2011 - 17:04

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Anti-Social or Anti-Statistical Behaviour?

Eight police forces yesterday launched six-month trials of "what works best" in logging calls and responding to complaints about anti-social behaviour.

Sheila Bird :: Tue, 07/12/2010 - 14:54

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Prison works: but how well?

In 1993, Conservative Home Secretary Michael Howard famously proclaimed “Prison works!” and built more prisons.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 27/01/2010 - 17:34

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Trial and error: the perils of the p value

Too many clinical trials produce results that are statistically significant but clinically meaningless, according to two US cardiologists.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 13/01/2010 - 16:54

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SADly, this trial won't prove anything

Gloomy winter days beget a gloomy mood in many people. But the Meteorological Office has an answer.

Sheila Bird :: Thu, 03/09/2009 - 13:23

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H1N1 data still in short supply

When a British soldier dies in Afghanistan, we know within days the sex, age and region of residence of the fatality, together with the immediate cause of death. How different it is for swine flu.