Tag: statistics

Introducing Statista: painting a picture with numbers

“Data! Data! Data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.” ~ Sherlock Holmes Whether you want to know how many Costa outlets have opened in London last year, the outlook of the cosmetics market in Hong Kong or

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Maths Café is closed now for the Summer!

Maths Café has closed for the Summer!  They will return from 16 September bringing you daily Maths (and weekly statistics, logistics and operational research) support. While library staff are happy to help you find books, ebooks and other resources that

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Maths Cafe closed over Easter (8-26 April 2019)

Maths Café will be closed during the Easter holiday period (8-26 April). Drop-ins will resume on the 29th April for the remaining two weeks of the teaching term (after which Maths Cafe have promised a further announcement). During the Easter

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Maths Cafe returns in September (but help is still available over the summer)

The Maths Café is done for this academic year but they will be back as usual from 17th September 2018. In the meantime, if you have any mathematical or statistical quandries: the Library offers a huge range of textbooks and

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Maths Café resumes on 8 January 2018

The Maths Café is taking a well deserved Christmas holiday.  The team will be back from 8 January 2018, including making a regular Wednesday trip to the Library to help you sort out your statistical conundrums.  In the meantime, if

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How people lie with statistics

Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is supposed to have coined the phrase popularised by Mark Twain that, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  Click here to discover some choice examples of why you should always approach other

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Free trial: Statista – statistics and trends

Until 28th February 2017, we are pleased to present a free trial of Statista, a platform offering an easy way to search and browse statistics and trends, which brings together statistics on many different topics from a variety of different sources for easy

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New business database – Kompass.com

Kompass.com is a B2B (Business-to-Business) database which provides global and local company, product and business contacts.  If you want to find out more then search the library catalogue under EasyBusiness.  It is specifically designed for businesses, to create tailored searches

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New business database – Canadean Consumer

Our new business-to business-database (B2B)  Canadean Consumer is a useful tool for country and consumer research. It provides a variety of reports, case studies and analyses into consumer trends that drive global markets. Market research is undertaken by a network

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Spurious correlations

Did you know that the number of people drowned falling in a swimming pool correlates with the number of films Nicholas Cage has appeared in? Well perhaps not, but this page reminds us why we need to be careful with

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