The sinking of the Titanic has inspired books, movies and documentaries. But it has also motivated data visualisation designers to tell the story of the tragedy in new ways, using a variety of graphical methods. In the February 2019 issue of Significance, out now in digital formats, our cover story reviews the first graph of the disaster and some recent developments.
We also look back over 70 years of Academy Awards to analyse speech lengths and ceremony runtimes since 1942, and we explore the historical context that led RA Fisher to propose his celebrated 'random idea'.
Also, this issue:
- Sheila M Bird investigates the success rate of female applicants for UK public appointments.
- James J Cochran explains Bradley Efron’s prize-winning statistical method, the bootstrap.
- Ron Johnston, Kelvyn Jones and David Manley discuss the geographical disadvantages of administrative data sets.
- Samuel Oakford considers whether lack of data may be masking the full extent of a humanitarian disaster in Yemen.
Significance is online at www.significancemagazine.com.