It is important to understand statistics
It is important to understand the MEANING of statistics
By that I mean, when you are using statistics
it is necessary to understand what any statistic means
Use and Misuse of Statistics
It is important to understand:
It is important to understand the possibility of errors:
It is important to understand the limitations of the statistics.
I am about to provide you with a statistic.
I want you to immediately tell me whether the statistic is correct or not.
Speed is of the essence.
Most people have more than the
average number of legs per person.
The statement is correct…
because few if any people have more than two legs
and many people have lost one or more legs
so that the average number of legs is less than two
and most people have two legs.
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