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Statistics

*Data collected is called a ‘sample’*

*A ‘sample’ is collected from a ‘population’*

Biases

Area bias –

Self-selection bias –

Leading question bias –

Social desirability bias –

Some graphs start with a higher number or have smaller incremations to make the statistics look more extream

No information about data collection etc. on the graph usually means the researcher has messed with the outcomes of the information

Things to look for in the statistical report

  • Source of information
  • Obvious bias
  • The data axis and legend
  • Ulteria motive. Don’t believe everything you see.
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