Design for statistical understanding

Design for statistical understanding What happens when a textbook approach to learning doesn’t work with scientists? We brought a top medical journal and a leading data visualization company together to try to explain a key statistical concept and solve the...

Want to change the world? Give kids data

Want to change the world? Give kids data Make it relevant to their lives—and give them tools for visualization Trevor Butterworth Photo: izusek for istockphoto.com We’ve shown, through access to large and relevant data sets that kids “can do things we thought were too...

How to wreck Puerto Rico

How to wreck Puerto Rico After saving Puerto Rico hundreds of millions of dollars, a world-class statistics institute faces destruction Trevor Butterworth Photo: cestes001 for istockphoto.com “Why would you not want an independent and unbiased entity producing and...

The incredibly complex case of missing medical research

Editor’s Note: Since the publication of this article, Ben Goldacre (AllTrials) and Anna Powell-Smith of the Evidence-Based Medicine Data Lab at the University of Oxford built a tool (Trials Tracker), which shows the universities, government bodies, and...

The surveillance society we need: An interview with Prabhat Jha

Editor’s Note: The following interview with Prabhat Jha was organized by eLife, a supporter and donor to the AllTrials campaign. “Imagine if Zika had come to New York or to Toronto,” says Prabhat Jha from his office at the St. Michael’s Hospital Center for...
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