Posts Tagged “royal statistical society”

Reasons the British public are so often wrong (and suggestions for what to do about it)

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2013

Earlier this week, I set readers a quiz — The British public, eh? What do they know? — based on research undertaken by Ipsos MORI for the Royal Statistical Society and King’s College London showing the British public is often wrong about what we think we know on a range of current social issues. For […]

The British public, eh? What do they know?

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2013

That’s the question the Royal Statistical Society and King’s College London decided to find out with the help of polling firm Ipsos MORI. They asked the British public a range of questions on current social issues. And they found the public mostly gave answers that were factually wrong. Not just fractionally out: a long way […]