Statistics involves the development of methods and tests that are used to quantitatively define the variability inherent in data, the probability of certain outcomes, and the error and uncertainty associated with those outcomes. Some statistics are biased, some are based on opinions, and some are fabricated. A common misconception is that statistics provide a measure of proof that something is true. Instead, statistics provide a measure of the probability of observing a certain result. It is easy to misuse the statistics in data analysis even to the point of misconception because statistics do not introduce systematic error which can be introduced into the data intentionally or accidentally. There are many associated variables in statistical numbers that the person analyzing the data does not see, and without further explanation or supportive data, one can easily come to the wrong conclusion and the scientist data could be presented as facts rather than probability. If the source from which the data was gathered was not factual, then this will reflect a statistic that is misleading, biased, and based on false information, but those persons who might later interpret the data had no idea that the source was not factual, and as a result wrong information is publicized. Because statistics deal with numbers they often seem to be more convincing and less suspicious of false claim than descriptive arguments, but numbers can be easily manipulated in favor of someone’s opinion. In the last presidential election in the United States, there have been many misconstrued statistical data in the polls leading up to election day that give a false reflection of American public. From the statistical data, one would assume that only poor minority groups voted for President Obama and only white middle class and rich people voted for Mitt Romney. In many instances, people who were polled willingly set out to give false information of their intention, some people refused to reveal...

...Howcouldgraphics and/or statistics be used to misrepresentdata? Where have you seen this done? Statistics, graphics, and database are used in medical field to approve, prove, or disapprove theories, analysis, and interpretation of ailments, medication and it’s impact, and treatment and it’s effectiveness. However, these data can be easily...

...means were because it compared the two sets of data that are directly related to each other. The reason why I believed that rural homes have a lower average of beds due to the fact that rural areas are the countryside rather than the big known towns or towns of the state.
The population that my data set represents was the number of beds that the in-patients had in each of the homes between non-rural home and rural home facilities. The reason why the...

...Statistics can be very helpful in providing interpretation of reality but also can be used to distort our understanding. Discuss some of the ways in which statistics can be used or misused in different Areas of Knowledge to assist and mislead us, and how we can determine whether to accept the statistical evidence that is present to us.
When you turn on the news, what do you hear? 1 in 10 people in South Africa have AIDS ,...

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Simply use statistics as a tool. You will be given a data. (Next year you will not be given data, you will gather data yoruself).
1. Data: one of the variables is dependent and other dependent. Can be multiple. Then do regression analysis. ANOVA for overall significance and Regression equation. And write based on ANOVA there is a significance or not.
2. Some comments on correlation: volume vs. horse power etc....

...Definition:
Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of this, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments.
A statistician is someone who is particularly well-versed in the ways of thinking necessary for the successful application of statistical analysis. Such people have often gained experience through...

...How to Lie with Statistics Summary
There are some people that rely heavily on the statistical information provided by the media, government, and other research groups in order to form opinions or come to a conclusion on a particular idea or product. However they fail to realize that a lot of the time the data is manipulated in such a way that leads them to believe something that is not actually the case. Statistics can lie in many...

...that after World War II many companies used similar techniques in
managerial decision making and planning.
The decision making task of modern management is more demanding and more important
than ever. Many organisations employ operations research or management science personnel or
consultants to apply the principles of scientiﬁc management to problems and decision making.
In this module we focus on a number of useful models and techniques that can be used in...

...Trajico, Maria Liticia D.
BSEd III-A2
REFLECTION
The first thing that puffs in my mind when I heard the word STATISTIC is that it was a very hard subject because it is another branch of mathematics that will make my head or brain bleed of thinking of how I will handle it. I have learned that statistic is a branch of mathematics concerned with the study of information that is expressed in numbers, for example information about the number...

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