|Convener||Graham Eele||01291 630168|
|Meet||Weekly||every other Tuesday||at 3.00 pm||On Zoom|
The Coronavirus Statistics study group is a new group that is studying some of the statistical information that is increasingly being disseminated by governments, researchers, journalists and others about the pandemic. We meet virtually, through Zoom, once every two weeks on a Tuesday afternoon for just one hour from 3 to 4 pm. Our aim is to try to look critically at the numbers that are being produced every day. Which ones can we trust? What information are they trying to portray and what are they trying to make us accept and believe?
In previous weeks we have looked at different sources of data, distinguishing between official statistics that have been through a rigorous quality control process and those numbers that have not. We are learning to question where the numbers have come from, what they cover and what story are they really telling? We have also looked at some of the international data, the statistics of testing and how to understand risk.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the convenor, Graham Eele.