Podcast 1

How to Lie With Statistics

Pierce L, Leah P, Tytianna B

What we discussed:
We talked about Chapters 1 through 3 and how to connected with the quotes in the beginning of the book. 
How we discussed:
We started by reading the quotes and then going around and talking about the chapters and how they related to the quotes.
Points of conflict/questions:

Podcast 1

Comments (1)

Mark Miles (Teacher)
Mark Miles

Good first podcast. Be careful with the cursing.

For next time, please respond to the following questions: <ol> <li>List as many sources of sample bias as you can that are mentioned in Chapter 1 and provide an example of each.</li> <li>Put the second paragraph on Page 18 (“A river cannot….”) into your own words.</li> <li>What is the advantage of a stratified random sample and what difficulties does it pose, according to this chapter?</li> <li>Which kind of “average” (statisticians call all three “measures of central tendency”) would give me the best way to compare the performance of two classes of a required math course? Why?</li> <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> </ol> Finally, when discussing chapters 3, 5, or 6, incorporate the following article into your discussion:


Also, each member of your group should find an article online containing a misleading graph and discuss it during the podcast (be sure to talk about why it’s misleading!). Be sure to include a link to all articles in the text of your post of the podcast that corresponds to chapters 3, 5, or 6.