We had many great submissions to the blog over the course of this term, on a wide variety of topics. Now that the course is over, I thought I would highlight some of the best contributions we received.
So here, in no particular order, are my top three posts for the term:
‘Record hate crimes’ after EU referendum – a great post highlighting problems with a BBC report showing an apparent spike in hate crimes after the Brexit referendum result
Mixed new drug with statins can reduce risk of heart attack – a very detailed look at some big claims made for a new heart drug
Soaring property prices trigger record 14,000 challenges to wills in a year as a rise in divorces and remarriage leads to disputes between ‘modern families’ – an excellent critique of some shaky claims made in the Daily Mail
These posts all showed a great critical approach to statistics in the media, so a big well done to the authors!
(Most students submitted their blogs anonymously so I haven’t named the authors here, but you know who you are. Great work).