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Using technology to fight ignorance through data

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  • Data

Swedish professor and statistician Hans Rosling has set out to challenge people's assumptions about the world we live in by interactive visualisation of data. 

Gapminder displays global data from organisations such as the UN on issues such as human population growth and the number of people living in poverty. His non-profit Gapminder Foundation and its Trendanalyzer software renders complex figures in a way that ordinary people can understand. 

Their YouTube videos are free (as is the stats software) and so can be used as a tool for schools, policy and third sector researchers. 

Last updated: 15th of September, 2015

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