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13 posts about Statistics on this blog

  1. A History of Britain in (some rather surprising) Numbers

    Monday 18 November 2013, 13:10

    Radio 4 Radio 4

    A History of Britain in Numbers reveals some surprizing stats about modern life. From rotten teeth to toilet arrangements to women's roles to austerity, here's a taster of some of the numerical insights that the team have unearthed.

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  2. Can the world's population really fit on the Isle of Wight? More or Less is back

    Friday 2 December 2011, 12:21

    Ruth Alexander Ruth Alexander

    A bunch of attention seekers would be one way of describing the More or Less team.

    With the Financial Times' Undercover Economist Tim Harford at the helm, we go...

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  3. RAJAR listening figures for Q3 2011

    Thursday 27 October 2011, 14:20

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    Yesterday on my way out of Broadcasting House to have lunch with Libby Purves, I met George Soros in the lift - he had just been a guest on Stephanie Flanders' new series Stephanomics. Before I left the office I listened back to Umberto Eco (what a voice; what books) interviewed for Front Row with...

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  4. Record listening figures for Radio 4: RAJARs Q2 2011

    Thursday 4 August 2011, 09:13

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    I am on holiday in Wales (glorious river noise, mountains and sun) and keep having to go up the drive to use the Blackberry so I had given our audience guru, Alison Winter, the land line to find me instantly with her quarterly much-awaited phone call bearing RAJAR data - RAJAR is the body that calculates...

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  5. Rather fabulous - the Q1 Rajars are in

    Thursday 12 May 2011, 01:01

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    "Rather fabulous" - she really did say that a moment ago on the phone. I am referring to our Radio 4 audience guru, Alison Winter. It was a momentary lapse as she is, as you might expect when it comes to figures, well... measured... Thus you will gather that the first quarter RAJAR listening figures...

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  6. Are we lonely? The More or Less alternative census

    Friday 1 April 2011, 09:00

    Richard Knight Richard Knight

    The census is all well and good. (Unless you think it a gross violation of your privacy, of course, or a colossal waste of public money - as a programme about statistics, however, we on More or Less quite like it).

    It will tell us how many we are, where we live, with whom, and more. Good, hard facts....

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  7. A RAJAR primer

    Wednesday 2 February 2011, 11:38

    Paul Kennedy Paul Kennedy

    Editor's note: Radio 4's listening figures for the final quarter of 2010 are published tomorrow. Paul Kennedy, Research Director at RAJAR, explains how they're gathered - SB.

    RAJAR, or 'Radio Joint Audience Research', is the official body in charge of radio audience measurement for the UK. RAJAR was...

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  8. RAJAR listening figures for Q3 2010

    Thursday 28 October 2010, 09:00

    Gwyneth Williams Gwyneth Williams

    I missed the much-discussed phonecall yesterday about the three-monthly Rajar figures so I went looking for Alison Winter, the Radio 4 audiences guru. We found a quiet corner and whispered the headlines to and fro. It's all rather good - actually I think very good.  So congratulations to the programme...

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  9. Electionwatch: testing the politicians' numbers

    Friday 30 April 2010, 19:02

    Richard Knight Richard Knight

    Numbers

    We're nearly there - less than a week to go - but the More or Less election team still needs your help.

    Our job is to explain the numbers being thrown around by all candidates during the campaign. Our presenter (and the FT's Undercover Economist) Tim Harford is broadcasting our analysis on PM and Today...

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  10. Now Show geography

    Thursday 20 August 2009, 17:47

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Now Show world map

    I went to the recording of The Now Show last Thursday night - the last of the current run. It's recorded at the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House. Free - and a very jolly evening can be had. The News Quiz also records there - as do a lot of other BBC shows. Click here to find out how to get tickets...

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  11. Does 'Muslim Demographics' abuse numbers?

    Friday 7 August 2009, 14:30

    Richard Knight Richard Knight


    On More or Less we patiently survey the statistical landscape. It's a kind of mathematical stakeout. When, finally, a number-abuser strays out into the open - we pounce.

    Our victims are usually journalists or politicians. But of course now there are other channels open to the purveyor of rogue statistics...

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  12. It's RAJAR day at Radio 4

    Thursday 6 August 2009, 12:22

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Radio 4 DAB

    It's a RAJAR day - when the radio industry gets its audience figures.

    I must stress that RAJARs are not the be all and end all of matters. Quality, range, impact - all count a great deal. But still - I'd rather they were good than not. And they are.

    We appear to be increasing quarter-on-quarter in microscopic...

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  13. The RAJARs are in

    Thursday 7 May 2009, 09:26

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    RAJAR audience figures for Q1 2009

    The RAJAR figures are a ritual.

    Once every three months R4's Head of Audience Research (he does many other things too) phones up on a Wednesday evening and reels off a few key numbers for Radio 4 and Radio 7. The conversation lasts about 30 seconds - and we are both exaggeratedly laconic. Yesterday he...

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