Tag Archive: Statistics

Jul 08 2011

Metropolitan areas dominate university admissions

There’s an interesting report on the BBC website this morning which discusses the data published by the Sutton Trust on where Universities get their intake. Unsurprisingly, the report makes much of the fact that Oxbridge applications are skewed towards particular schools and that in general, privately educated pupils fare better when it comes to gaining …

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Apr 14 2011

Lies, damned lies and social mobility statistics

A problem of social mobility or regression towards the mean?

A few days ago, when the government (and Nick Clegg in particular) was launching its  strategy for social mobility, there was a chart used that made me feel a little uneasy. I couldn’t initially put my finger on why that was the case, but it looked as if it supported the argument rather too well. …

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Apr 04 2011

It’s good to know that you’re out there – somewhere!

tenpencepiece.net - weekly page views 01-01-2009 to 03-04-2011

I promise that this is the final one of the series of posts (for now … as there’s always another quarter end …) which relate to my blog stats. This time it’s a graph of the number of page views tenpencepiece.net has received every week since the start of 2009 (my first post was in …

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Apr 02 2011

Q1 2011 – Comings and goings

Q1 2011 - clicks

In case you weren’t bored enough already by the previous statistical post, here’s another. This time, it’s where people came from in the first quarter of 2011 and where they left to go to if they clicked on a link on this blog.     In some ways it’s no great surprise that facebook tops …

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Apr 01 2011

Most popular posts – Q1 2011

Most read posts January - March 2010

I had written an ‘April Fool’ post a few days ago that was scheduled to appear here just after midnight. However, I read it again and decided it just wasn’t that funny. So it’s gone. As such, you’ll have to make do with a repeat (kind of) instead. *Drum roll* The graphic below shows the …

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Jan 03 2011

Never mind the quality, feel the width!

www.tenpencepiece.net - weekly page views in 2009-2010

I’ve already posted three articles about my blog statistics for 2010. You may well be relieved to hear that this is the final one! This is simply a graph comparing the number of page views each week in 2010 compared with 2009. 2010 saw 53,501 page views (23,989 in 2009). Unsurprisingly, given the OU examination …

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Dec 28 2010

Which posts did you read ?

Which posts you read

Key to the top 40 posts: Blue – DD303 – cognitive psychology related (18/40) Orange – ED209 – child development related (12/40) Yellow – Open University related (6/40) Purple – General (2/40) Dark Green – Chartered IT Professional related (1/40) Light Green – DD307 – critical social psychology related (1/40)

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