The Misinterpretation of Statistics
Peter Donnelly Keynotes - Well-researched and tying together mathematics and society at large, keynotes by Peter Donnelly...
He then applies these concepts and findings to a criminal trial in Britain during which a mother of two children was wrongfully prosecuted for murder. Because of the way one pediatrician interpreted the statistics surrounding cot death -- also known as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) -- this woman was found guilty of murder, when in fact, she was not. Donnelly's keynote demonstrates the closely connected relationship between science and society in the world today.