Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, October 22, 2002
# 12:12:00 AM:

Just enough statistics not to get duped

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Dawn Hunter, an editor from Ontario (search down this page to find her), wrote on a mailing list to which I subscribe:

I just came across an interesting Web page in a large site, Statistics Every Writer Should Know. For those who are statistically challenged, it might be useful. I haven't looked at it in great detail yet, but it seemed worth passing on.

And it was. It's a great resource for understanding the basics of statistical analysis, so you don't get fooled by sloppy polling and economics in the news media, for instance.


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