How Statistics Can Lie to You
Lecture no. 15 from the course: Understanding the Misconceptions of Science
Taught by Professor Don Lincoln | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
The best way to read statistics correctly: Understand the various ways they can be misused to fool you. Here, Professor Lincoln discusses how averages and percentages can make certain statistics seem shocking, reveals how you should rethink the confidence threshold of 95 percent that scientists use, and more.