Investigative journalism,  Journalism,  Science journalism

Watch “How statistics can be misleading – Mark Liddell” on YouTube

Numeracy can be a stumbling block for journalists. For people used to working with words, it can be a struggle to figure out what statistics are saying and if they actually are hiding anything or misleading anyone. This TED Ed lesson is a good place to start with an explanation of Simpson’s Paradox.

Marisa is a globetrotting freelance writer, journalist and editor with cat for hire (her, not the cat). She is currently based in Melbourne.

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