MAT126: Survey of Mathematical Methods
Instructor: Zhimin Huang
January 21, 2013
Statistics and survey are misused and not accurate because of many factors. The types of these statistics are found suspect samples, asking Biased questions and misleading graphs. There are businesses that use these statistics with questions to convice people to accept the statistics. People need to understand what is and not being persented in the statistics. The two examples that I will talk about will be either implied connections, or ambrguous average. These types of misleading and misused examples is used as a scheme for you to buy into it. The first example is number 3 on page 810. It states: “In an ad for women the following statement was made for everyhundred women, 91 have taken the road less traveled”. This statement uses some implied connections that are confusing in an effort to convince people that an ad said for every hundred women that 91 have taken the road less traveled. It doesn’t say that a survey was conducted and has been proven that out of every hundreds of women only 91 say they have taken the road less traveled. There is on the other hand a clear implication that 91 out of a hundred women have traveled the road less traveled in some point of their lives.This example says that in an ad for women for every hundred women 91 of them has traveled the road less traveled. . The implied connection states that from a magizine of a women ad that for every hundred women 91 of them has travedled the road less traveled. It doesn’t discuss who surveyed the ad but implies that an ad was in a women magizine saying this. There is no evidence that proves that the ad was from a
survey of hundred women and out if the hundred women on 91...