How to Lie with Statistics Podcast #2, Spells, Britton, Ingram, Simmons

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Group members present: Ashley Spells, Bailey Britton, Timothy Ingram, Reginald Simmons (all of us). 

What we discussed: chapters three, four, and five (questions we had, things we agreed or disagreed with, were confused about, etc.). 

The form of our discussion: we had an open discussion in which any group member could call out or respond to others' reflections. We tried to make sure that everyone spoke for at least a few minutes during the podcast. 

Conflicts, disagreements: we still haven't really had any of those. Any points of confusion within the discussion were dealt with by other group members,  just like last time. We all agreed with each other, for the most part. 

Questions that came up as a result of the discussion: I guess one question that we had was, "how can we be mindful of all these tricks that people use to get what they want?"

We'll respond to the questions and discuss the article given to us and the ones we found on our own in our next podcast, when we discuss chapters six through ten.

Comments (1)

Mark Miles (Teacher)
Mark Miles

Good second podcast. Nice discussion.

For next time, please respond to the following questions: <ol> <li>Explain why advertisers often rely on a very small sample to substantiate their claims.</li> <li>What does the author mean on Page 45 when he says, “Hardly anybody is exactly normal in any way…?”</li> <li>The author suggests that some reported differences may not be real differences at all and others, even though they can be shown to be real differences, should still be ignored. Explain how each of these two situations can arise and give an example of each.</li> </ol>