"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
Is 1,714 shootings in a year significant? Is it substantial in a population of over 2.7 million?
Suppose your administrator said:
Sure, if the amount of students taking the test increased by more than the amount passing.
Turns out you are 7 times more likely to die in a car crash in Wyoming (!)
But that's misleading, too. You only have a 0.0316% chance of getting in a deadly car wreck in Wyoming.
"Where there's smoke there's smoke"
Graduates from the University of North Carolina Geography program earn over $100,000 a year on average. So, why wouldn't everyone major in geography?
The "true" average salary for UNC Geography majors is *much* lower
"Our average starting salary is $80,000"
Quick "think, pair, share" activity.
Maybe. But there is an "endogeneity" issue because the type of person that wants to join Match.com is already looking for a relationship. We refer to this as a self-selection bias.
"A picture is worth a thousand words"
First, a note of caution....
Most clear representation? 12.85% increase in abortions, 53.4% decrease in screenings
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