I HATE Statistics!!!!!!!!!!!

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posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 02:13 AM
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80% of statistics are made up on the spot.




posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 11:21 PM
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Exactly, statistics obviously has its limits and can be done badly, but in general most policy making, making sense of data and large groups of people is next to impossible without high quality statistics. And, it is used in just about every social science and physical science. I used it in psychology research and now I use it in international development work.

A major problem (as a former science teacher), is that generally speaking most people do not have any solid training in the philosophy, foundations, and methodology of the scientific method, including statistics, research methods, and so on and so forth.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 11:22 PM
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ZeussusZ
80% of statistics are made up on the spot.


By corrupt policy makers OR people that don't understand statistics. However, statisticians or "real" scientists don't make up stats. They wouldn't be stats if they are made up lol.





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