St Helena : St helena Explores The Joy of Stats
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 19.05.2013 (Article Archived on 02.06.2013)
A programme called the Joy of Stats will be broadcast on local TV on Monday 13 May at 7:30pm, repeating on Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 May, both at 7:30pm.
The Joy of
programme called the Joy of Stats will be broadcast on local TV on Monday 13
May at 7:30pm, repeating on Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 May, both at 7:30pm.
‘The Joy of Stats is a highly engaging,
informative, enjoyable programme’, says Paula McLeod, St Helena’s
Statistician. She added: ‘There is nothing boring about statistics the
presenter, Professor Hans Rosling, claims. He goes on to prove it.’
The hour-long documentary explores
the history of statistics and shows how they are used today. It explores
advances in how we visualise data to bring information alive using huge
quantities of data to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future
development. We are taken on a rollercoaster ride through the world of data and
statistics to explore the remarkable power that they have to change our
understanding of the world.
The approach is light and witty
but brings home a serious message - without statistics we are cast adrift on an
ocean of confusion, but armed with data we can take control of our lives, hold
our rulers to account and see the world as it really is.
Tune in to this engaging journey
on your local TV channel