BBC radio show More or less should be interesting to analytically inclined readers of KDnuggets.
Thanks to Anthony Goldbloom for the pointer !
Recent episodes included
Last year newspapers reported that between 400 and 1200 patients died at Mid Staffordshire Hospital because of poor care.
The estimate comes from a statistic called a 'standardised mortality ratio'.
But what is a standardised mortality ratio?
And does it really tell us what we think it tells us?
The [UK] general election result - and the agreement that followed - has put electoral reform firmly on the agenda.
But what are the fundamental mathematics of voting systems?
And can we use mathematics to make democracy fairer?
We explore the Banzhaf power index, Arrow's theorem and the Borda Count.
(Kaggle Eurovision song contest is discussed in the above episode on minute 23)