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What Statistics Tells Us about Our Intimate Lives

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 12:00 am EDT
"Sex presents a great challenge to statisticians: how do we get accurate information about what goes on behind closed doors? There's a lot of bad stats out there, but also some reasonably reliable ones. My talk is about working out which is which"

As part of the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival, Professor David Spiegelhalter has given an overview of the history of sex research using data going back to 1580, conducted by pioneering sexologists through to today’s ‘sexperts’. The latest survey of British sexual behavior suggests that people are becoming more experimental in their sex lives, but there is less of it going on.

“Sex presents a great challenge to statisticians: how do we get accurate information about what goes on behind closed doors? There's a lot of bad stats out there, but also some reasonably reliable ones. My talk is about working out which is which,” said Professor Spiegelhalter. His webinar is available on the Statistics Views website.

Sex by numbers webinar: http://www.statisticsviews.com/view/webinars.html

Author Interview:  http://www.statisticsviews.com/details/feature/7677141/Fifty-shades-of-statistics-Professor-David-Spiegelhalter-on-the-statistics-of-ou.html

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