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21 April 2014

Charles Wheelan on Naked Statistics (Video)

Charles Wheelan, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, offers a humorous look at the statistical underpinnings of life and the importance of statistics in understanding the world. Wheelan discusses the era of “big data,” the line between “customized and creepy,” and offers his take on the most detrimental and positive uses of statistics.

This episode of the Take 15 Series was originally released on 19 March 2014.


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About the Author(s)
Lauren Foster

Lauren Foster is the former managing editor of Enterprising Investor and co-lead of CFA Institute’s Women in Investment Management initiative. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for Barron’s and the Financial Times. Prior to her freelance work, Foster spent nearly a decade on staff at the FT as a reporter and editor based in the New York bureau. Foster holds a BA in political science from the University of Cape Town, and an MS in journalism from Columbia University.

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