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The Women of Hull House | Stats + Short Stories Episode 165

Release Date: 11/19/2020

Guest: Sharon Lohr

Of all places to look for statistics, who’d have thought a settlement house would be a place that you would find insight into data of their communities. However, that’s the focus of this episode of Stats+Short Stories with guest Sharon Lohr.


Monitoring Health Data | Stats + Stories Episode 164

Release Date: 11/12/2020

Guest: Glen Wright Colopy

When an individual is admitted to a hospital they are quite often hooked up to a pan plea of monitoring devices all designed to help the doctors and nurses caring for them meet their medical needs. Increasingly hospitals are exploring how machine learning can help them better monitor patient vital signs and that’s a focus of this episode of Stats and Stories with guest and host of the Pod of Asclepius, Glen Wright Colopy.


What it's Like Reporting on Statistics for the BBC | Stats + Stories Episode 163

Release Date: 11/5/2020

Guest: Robert Cuffe

Being able to effectively communicate data is becoming an increasingly important part of a journalists job, so much so that news outlets are expanding their staffs to include data scientists and statisticians and that is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories with guest Robert Cuffe.


Can You Still Predict Elections? | Stats + Stories Episode 162

Release Date: 10/29/2020

Guest: Andrew Gelman

With the 2020 US presidential election all but upon us, media are rife with prognostications about which way voters are going to swing. Will reliably red states stay red or will voters produce a blue wave that crashes across the country? Will economic uncertainty trump concerns over COVID 19? Is political polarization really as set-in-stone as some have suggested? Understanding voter behavior is a focus of this episode of Stats and Stories where we explore the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics with guest Andrew Gelman.


Teaching Statistics After Apartheid  | Stats + Stories Episode 161

Release Date: 10/22/2020

Guest: Delia North

Educators are constantly rethinking the way they teach their subjects. Working to find the right mix of history, context, and subject specifics to help students understand and the importance of what they’re learning. Statistics is no different, stats professors and teachers continually looking for the best way to help their students connect to the subject. It can be a complicated process becoming even more fraught during moments of political upheaval or revolutionary change. That's the focus of this episode of stats and stories with guest Delia North.