At the annual Royal Statistical Society Awards and Summer Reception, Peter Curran puts the tribe of statisticians under his anthropological microscope. What rouses the passions of statisticians? What are the differences between them and mathematicians? How do they feel about the way politicians and the media make use their hard work? And what is a micromort?
Peter's sample of statistically significant seven are Valerie Isham, David Hand, Vernon and Daniel Farewell, David Spiegelhalter, Sheila Bird and Jane Galbraith (the unnamed truth-seeker at the pre-awards drinks).