The Stat Police

Friday, June 19, 2009


Politicians and journalists frequently cite statistics that are misleading, derived from dubious studies, or simply plucked out of thin air. So the U.K. has done something novel: they’ve created a new government agency to ensure that those all-important stats aren't fudged for political purposes. Chairman of the U.K. Statistics Authority, Sir Michael Scholar, explains what they do.

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Comments [1]


"Only 1 in 6 British thought that government statistics were not bogus"

Good, I'll admit, but you just can't touch ""The Argument Clinic".

Jun. 20 2009 09:33 PM

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