Video and Audio Clips in Statistics for Economists
A free archive of short broadcasts on Radio 4 in which Harford and guests critically examine statistics that are in the news, whether political, scientific, or sometimes whimsical. Questions have included "Is population density the right measure to be looking at when working out how many refugees countries should take?" "Why don’t all the opinion polls give the same results?" and "Is it true that Greece failed to collect 89% of taxes in 2010?"
Among the interviewees are Nobel laureates Angus Deaton and Al Roth. Episodes can be listened to online, and in podcasting software it is possible to subscribe and automatically download new episodes.
An eight-minute video using screen-capture and audio narration to show how to use Excel to create a Lorenz Curve graph.
Video lectures of various lengths, including a series of TED talks, showing how statistical data illuminate the development and welfare of countries.
A suite of twenty professionally-produced videos using real-world examples to explain statistical concepts to students in social sciences. They vary in length from ten to 25 minutes, are shot at various locations around the world and use a combination of real-world settings, interviews, and worked examples with animation. Interviewees include Nobel laureate Gary Becker, the then Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Maria Miller, Jesper Roine of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, staff of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, a fund manager, and a human rights activist. The films were created as part of a UKOER project funded by Jisc and the HE Academy.
Sixty types of data visualisation are given short explanations here, including density plots, population pyramids, chloropleth maps and Sankey diagrams. The site discusses some advantages and disadvantages of each. Each entry has a very short video clip.
This site, hosted by the UK-based academic Chris Longmore, comprises a series of 'screencasts' (live captures of a computer screen). Each screencast demonstrates software that will be useful to students and teachers. For example, Longmore shows how to create tables and perform statistical operations using the analysis software SPSS. His datasets are available for download. Other software includes E-Prime, SuperLab, and Blackboard. The videos vary in resolution and length. They require Apple Quicktime version 7. Although designed for first year Psychology students the videos should be useful for teachers, students and researchers of Economics as well.