Week 4 (graded)
(5b) So far in this course, we have learned how to collect, organize, and summarize data. Now, we focus on how to compute and interpret probability models, which will help us in analyzing data later in the course. Sometimes you do not get the chance to step through the entire statistical process yourself. Instead, the media may take the first step in reporting the data to you. Review some of the sites in the Statistics Literacy category in the Webliography. These sites examine the news media’s handling of statistics. Based on these sites and your experience, respond to all of the following prompts:
- Are we getting the correct numbers and interpretation of statistics from the news media?
- Provide an example, from a publication, that supports your answer.