Crunching the numbers more vital than ever- Statisticians well-placed in job market as demand for data keeps growing

03 April 2011

The New Zealand Herald, 1 November, 2010.

'David Scott doesn't take offence when he hears the words "lies, damned lies and statistics." That might be a bit surprising since number crunching is his job- he is associate professor of statistics at the University of Auckland. "It's just something we have to live with," says Scott. "But to our mind, statistics has got the runs on the board. It's proved itself to be useful in all sorts of areas.'

To read the rest of the article, please click here to go to The New Zealand Herald website.