More or Less
Friday, 15 May 2009
BBC Radio 4, 1330 BST
A frequently-cited statistic says domestic violence is the leading cause of death or injury for women aged 15-44.
It has been widely reported and appears in
We explain why it is completely wrong.
And we ask how we can get better data on domestic violence.
Eating humble pi
Think of a number. Any number. Is it in pi?
The decimal expansion of pi contains every possible sequence of numbers, Tim said last week.
But was he right?
Some listeners thought not.
We tuck into another slice of pi with the help of
from the Open University
The Guardian claimed 'south worst hit by increase in benefit claimants'
The Guardian and Financial Times say the recession is hitting white-collar workers hardest.
And they have the numbers to back it up too.
Or do they?
We examine the data with the help of Ali Muriel, a loyal listener from the
Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Thinking inside the box
Tim visited Noel Edmonds at the Endemol studios
Millions watch it, but does the Channel 4 game show
Deal or No Deal
help us to think about probability?
Or does it encourage irrational belief in lucky numbers?
Tim goes on set to find out how far
informs the contestants' - and the banker's - moves.
BBC Radio 4's More or Less is broadcast on Friday, 15 May at 1330 BST and repeated on Sunday, 17 May at 2000 BST.
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