# Streuspanne – Statistics and Its Curiosities

Blog and Podcast

Our blogging mathematicians and statisticians Sascha Feth and Jochen Fiedler present exciting news, fun facts and interesting background knowledge about statistics, mathematics and our tool Jurojin and their work behind it in the blog and podcast »Streuspanne – Statistics and Its Curiosities«. With the software Jurojin, operational strength tests can be planned and statistically evaluated.

Sascha Feth
has been at our Fraunhofer Institute since 2005 and already dealt with mathematical statistics during his doctorate. For many years he has been a lecturer in our seminars, giving interested people an understanding of vehicle development statistics. The questions he answers there are one of the inspirations for the topics of this blog.

His Mission:
»I would like to give engineers an intuitive access to statistics without requiring basic mathematical knowledge. To achieve this, we look at various topics from unusual perspectives.«

Jochen Fiedler
After studying mathematics with a focus on statistics, Jochen Fiedler joined our Fraunhofer Institute in 2015. Since then, he has been working on statistical methods for the agricultural sector and vehicle development and is also a lecturer in statistical seminars. Since Corona, he has also been blogging regularly – about all kinds of statistical issues that cross his path in private conversations.

His Mission:
»It is important to me not to lose sight of the big picture in the face of all the statistical numbers and measurements. That's why I want to explain how numbers come about and how their meaning could be interpreted.«

### Episode 19: p-values – Not the Last Word in Wisdom

Podcast Streuspanne – Statistics and Its Curiosities / March 27, 2024

The new podcast episode is all about »p-values«, also known as empirical significance. The »Streuspanne« team uses statistics from the Wild West to explain what this is all about and how you can test whether a die is loaded, for example.

### »Streuspanne-Lexicon« – B for Binomial Distribution

Podcast Streuspanne – Statistics and Their Curiosities / March 25, 2024

Today's »Streuspanne-Lexicon« entry is about what you need the binomial distribution for and what it actually is. As usual: explained briefly and clearly – in under five minutes.

### Episode 18: Mr. Bayes and Mr. Frequentist Argue About a Lion – What’s Behind the Two Great Schools of Thought in Statistics?

Podcast Streuspanne – Statistics and Its Curiosities / February 21, 2024

In the new Streuspanne episode, representatives of the two largest schools of statistical thought face each other in a discussion. The team playfully introduces the audience to the two approaches to calculating probability: on the one hand, Jochen Fiedler slips into the role of Mr. Bayes for Bayesian statistics and on the other hand, Sascha Feth plays Mr. Frequentist, who speaks for the frequentist school of thought.

### »Streuspanne Lexicon« – C for Confidence Interval (German: Konfidenzintervall)

Podcast Streuspanne – Statistics and Its Curiosities  / February 16, 2024

Our German »Streuspanne Lexicon« is not a regular series, but a section to refer to small explanations without having to go on and on in a separate series. Today we continue with »C for Confidence Interval«. The Streuspanne team briefly and concisely explains the confidence interval.

### »Streuspanne Lexicon« – E for Estimate (German S wie Schätzung)

Podcast Streuspanne – Statistics and Their Curiosities / February 16, 2024

Our »Streuspanne Lexicon« is not a regular episode, but a section to refer to small explanations without having to go on and on in a separate episode. Here you will find terms such as »the estimate« or »the estimator« explained in less than five minutes.

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Podcast Streuspanne – Statistik and its Curiosities / January 18, 2024

In the first episode of 2024, the podcast continues with a direct paradox. What is the Simpson paradox? How can it influence meaningful data analysis? And how can you avoid falling for it?

### Episode 16: The Sleeping Beauty Paradox and Statistics

Podcast »Streuspanne – Statistics and Its Curiosities« / December 20, 2023

As the year draws to a close, our Streuspanne team is getting into a fairytale mood. What exactly is the sleeping beauty paradox and what is actually paradoxical about it? The mathematical probability fairy tale is not about a kiss or a prince, but about a fairytale thought experiment – how could it be otherwise in probability theory – with a coin.

### Streuspanne-Lexicon: Monty Hall Problem (German: Ziegenproblem)

Podcast Streuspanne – Statistics and their Curiosities / December 12, 2023

The »Streuspanne Lexicon« is a new rubric with the purpose of being able to refer to small explanations in the podcast without having to go into detail again and again in a separate episode. In this episode our Streuspanne team explains the »Monty Hall Problem« also known as the »Ziegenproblem« (Goat Problem) in German.

### Episode 15: How Long Do We Live? And What Influences Life Expectancy?

Podcast Streuspanne – Statistics and their Curiosities / November 15, 2023

Probably everyone wonders how long they will actually live. You can't say exactly to the second, but statistics show very different aspects. Who lives the longest? What do the figures say?

### Episode 14: The World Will End Soon! At Least Statistically

Podcast Streuspanne – Statistics and Its Curiosities / October 12, 2023

This week, Dr Jochen Fiedler and Dr Sascha Feth, together with moderator Esther Packullat, take a closer look at the topic »end of the world«. They try to examine the end of the world with the help of the Doomsday Argument, which is based on probability theory and statistics. What conclusions do the three come to, what other considerations do they take into account and can the end of the world really be statistically predicted?