Worrier’s Guide to Risk

Stories about risk can be worrying or even frightening. David Spiegelhalter’s ideas can help you understand more and worry less.

Source: Risk & Regulation Advisory Council, United Kingdom

The Worrier’s Guide to Risk is intended to help everyone make more sense of the seemingly unending series of stories on risk.

The guide offers an insight into the simple sorts of questions David Spiegelhalter asks. It distils many years of experience into a single page. It will not make you a professor of statistics but we hope it will help you to make better informed judgements about the risks that affect you and society.

This guide is a first step – to make it work better for you we will need your feedback. Please feel free to comment on how helpful you find the guide on David Spiegelhalter’s website. Your comments and suggestions will help improve the guide.

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