Posted: April 13th, 2017
fter being educated more on statistics I can spot how they are used a lot easier than I had before this class. Statistics are used way more in the day to day living and activates than I had ever imagined. Signs like billboards uses statistics to draw in attention. Some are misleading like one that was in Manchester that stated that 80% of dentists recommend Colgate but when really surveyed they recommended multiple types of toothpaste brands. Also quotes like “70% of every dollar spent on food stamps goes to bureaucrats” Rep. Michele Bachmann (Statistics how to, n.d.).
There are many ways statistics are used inappropriately to get people’s attention. Make sure to pay attention and look at the facts instead of assuming that the statistical data represented is correct.
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