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Lies, Damned Lies, and Ofsted's Pseudostatistics. Slides from a presentation given at a joint National Union of Teachers (NUT) - University and College Union (UCU) forum on October 15 2014. Speaking alongside Kevin Courtney (NUT, @cyclingkev) and Nadia Whittome. See also http://physicsfocus.org/lies-damned-lies-ofsteds-pseudostatistics/

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  • 1. Lies, damned lies, and OfstedspseudostatisticsPhilip MoriartySchool of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Nottinghamphilip.moriarty@nottingham.ac.uk@Moriarty2112www.nottingham.ac.uk/physics/research/nano

2. The day job: Research Condensed matter physicist Single atom/moleculeimaging and manipulation 3. The day job: Research Condensed matter physicist Single atom/moleculeimaging and manipulation 4. The day job: TeachingMeasurements withoutuncertainties/error barsnot even wrong 5. Not everything that countshttp://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/05/26/everything-counts-einstein/ 6. Beyond the ivory tower 7. http://icingonthecakeblog.weebly.com/blog 8. WTF?! 9. Measuring success? 10. and universities are no better. 11. TThhee nnoorrmmaall ddiissttrriibbuuttiioonn 12. BBuutt mmaarrkkss aarreenntt nneecceessssaarriillyynnoorrmmaallllyy ddiissttrriibbuutteeddConsider0, 50, 10049, 50, 51 13. aanndd nneeiitthheerr aarree mmaannyy ootthheerrtthhiinnggss iinn lliiffee 14. TThhee cceennttrraall lliimmiitt tthheeoorreemm