Dr Owen Churches on using Maths to Understand People

A fascinating conversation with Government Statistician Dr Owen Churches. How government data collection can shape policy and change our understanding of the world. "It's worth spending time thinking about the problems, and struggling with them a little bit. The closer you get to the data, the less clear things should be."

Professor Alan Duffy talks Data Literacy and Astronomy

Alan Duffy talks Data Literacy and Astronomy. "We are so keen to get into problem solving mode and we don't spend enough considered time checking and cleaning the data, because that's not as much fun as training a machine learning algorithm and seeing what it comes out with. "

Adrian Esterman on Data & Public Health

Make Me Data Literate kicks off with an interview with Professor Adrian Esterman, Epidemiologist and Biostatistician. One of the big problems with experts, whether economic experts or any other sort of science expert, is that they have a lot of trouble bringing their conversation down to the level of the general public. It's not their fault, it's what they're taught.