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Hand writing: On Talking Data

Contributing Editor David J. Hand (Imperial College London) counters the argument that the numbers speak for themselves: indeed they can, but they can also lie… In 2008, in an article [ More.. ]


Hand writing: Right, legitimate and proper? The new world of data ethics

Contributing Editor David J. Hand (Imperial College London) has been thinking about the ethical, social and policy challenges associated with the rise and rise of “big data”: Data ethics seem [ More.. ]


Hand writing: Administrative Data

Contributing Editor David Hand, Imperial College London, examines some of the pitfalls of administrative data (information collected primarily for business or organizational, not research, purposes): A great deal of statistical [ More.. ]


Hand writing: It’s not rocket science

Contributing Editor David Hand explains that while statistics as a field is not impossible, it is often misunderstood: The importance of public understanding of science, and of outreach activities more [ More.. ]


Hand writing: The Improbability Principle

Contributing Editor David Hand writes: Reading my co-columnist Xiao-Li Meng’s column The XL-Files in the January/February 2015 issue made me realise I hadn’t written a column about The Improbability Principle, [ More.. ]


Hand writing: On Measuring National Wellbeing

Contributing Editor David Hand writes: How should we measure national wellbeing? The first stage in answering such a question is deciding exactly what it is that we’re talking about. It’s [ More.. ]


Hand Writing: Solving the Right Problem

Contributing Editor David J. Hand writes: George Box once said “You have a big approximation and a small approximation. The big approximation is your approximation to the problem you want [ More.. ]


Hand writing: Data, data, everywhere, but let’s just stop and think

Our new Contributing Editor David J. Hand (Imperial College, London) writes his first column, on the subject of Big Data: Surely nobody who has the slightest awareness of what’s going [ More.. ]



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