Understanding uncertainty: Football crazy
Plus Magazine, Issue 52
Here we read:
On May 22nd 2009 the English Premier league had one more match day ahead, with West Bromwich Albion at the bottom of the league and Manchester United at the top, sure to remain there. Taking up a challenge from a BBC radio programme, David Spiegelhalter and Yin-Lam Ng used their statistical finesse to predict the outcome of the last matches — and they were 90% correct. Find out how they did it here.
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David Spiegelhalter. is a member of the Cambridge University Statistics Labority and is a Wontpn Professor of the Public understanding of Risk. He writes articles with his colleagues that appear on his Understanding Uncertainty Blog. Plus Magazine uses adapted versions of these article for their Magazine.