Screening Tests

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was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

Many of the animations were produced using Flash and will no longer work.

Link to Screening test AnimationThis animation is helpful in showing how the results of screening a population for something uncommon need careful interprepretation.



See Screening for disease and dishonesty, Screening for HIV, Screening for breast cancer

You need to install the Adobe Flash Player to see the animation.

For site editors, a protected standalone version is available at BayesTheorem page and at BayesTheorem Download. Right click on the download link to save.

Localisation Test

German version

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