Truth From Lies – How Statistics are misrepresented by pretty much everyone:
All essay assignments require citing external sources, to add detail and support to your answers. Look for real world examples in the news, peer reviewed journals, etc.
In the video, “Don’t Be Fooled by Bad Statistics” what were the three forms of bad statistics mentioned, and why is it important they are avoided? What are some examples of each?
While not called by this in the video, what was the “Michael Jordan Fallacy”, how was it related to statistics, and is there a solution?
Your response should be 400-750 words, in APA format, 12pt font, 1″ margins, cover page,references page, etc. (abstract not required). Make sure to use a .doc, docx, or rtf file format and attach the file when submitting.
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This assignment has a minimum of five (5) required sources. While the video can count as one source, this means you need to find additional sources to add detail and support to your answers. Look for real world examples in the news, peer reviewed journals, etc.
Video for this essay:
- “Don’t Be Fooled By Bad Statistics” video: (If you cannot see the video below, copy and paste this link into your browser )