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162 – Dr Michael Brown – Lies, Damned Lies, and NRA Statistics

22 Mar 2013, 22:48 UTC
162 – Dr Michael Brown – Lies, Damned Lies, and NRA Statistics
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In today’s episode, I talk to Dr Michael Brown from Monash University about the mis-use of statistics in the public sphere, and specifically, about the American National Rifle Associations misrepresentations of data.
We talk about:
- The Australian context
- Australian gun control laws
- The subsequent experience after the implementation of these laws
- What the NRA are doing with Australian statistics
- Why are they doing this?
- The tactics used by those wishing to mis-use statistics
Today’s listener of the episode is Steve Briggs, from Melbourne, Australia.
Download MP3 of Ep 162
Dr Brown’s article in The Conversation: Faking Waves; how the NRA and pro-gun Americans abuse crime stats


In today’s episode, I talk to Dr Michael Brown from Monash University about the mis-use of statistics in the public sphere, and specifically, about the American National Rifle Associations misrepresentations of data. We talk about: - The Australian context - Australian gun control laws - The subsequent experience after the implementation of these laws - [...]

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