As part of the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival, David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Understanding of Risk at Cambridge University, has given an overview of the history of sex research using data going back to 1580, conducted by pioneering sexologists through to today’s ‘sexperts.’ The latest survey of British sexual behavior suggests that people are becoming more experimental in their sex lives, but there is less of it going on.
“Sex presents a great challenge to statisticians: how do we get accurate information about what goes on behind closed doors? There’s a lot of bad stats out there, but also some reasonably reliable ones. My talk is about working out which is which,” said Professor Spiegelhalter.
His webinar, “Sex by numbers: statistics of our intimate lives,” is available for viewing after registering for complimentary access on the Statistics Views Web site.
- Author Interview: Fifty shades of statistics: Professor David Spiegelhalter on the statistics of our intimate lives, Statistics Views, April 2, 2015
- Related Book: Sex by Numbers: What Statistics Can Tell Us About Sexual Behaviour, April 2, 2015; by David Spiegelhalter. Profile Books, paperback: 368 pages. ISBN: 1781253293.