Sunday, 21 September 2008

Statistics

Saturday was also a busy day with the IRT (Immediate Response Team) being called to a sinking of a fishing boat and later on in the day to attend to a yacht that had run aground on Studland nudist beach. 5 jobs in 24hrs! Full details here:

http://www.dtnetnt.net/swanagecoastguard.org.uk/

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/press-releases?id=7043EF7BD6C2250C

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7627112.stm

It’s been quiet from the last month or so which has been very surprising; this is probably down to one thing- the weather. It’s noticeable that this weekend the better weather has brought more people out which has led to more incidents. I believe my maths teacher used to call this a direct correlation; we could probably do a chi squared test or regression analysis to see if this hypothesis is statically valid….then again.



Bottom line we are on 99 jobs which is the same number as this time last year. Who's going to get the 100th.....my money is the patrol this afternoon.

2 comments:

Deputy Blog said...

Correlation: a statistical relation between two or more variables such that systematic changes in the value of one variable are accompanied by systematic changes in the other.

i.e. The sun comes out / we have more incidents.

Swanage Coastguard said...

Austen, clearly we have a smart a$$ on the team, as far as Im concerned x = y when the Station Officer gets confused?

Lets keep it simple, pager goes off (well mind use too!) and you get to the station!

So Mr Deputy Blog work out when the next jobs going to be!