about account add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up back-arrow register-arrow book-mobile book categories chat-bubble-mobile chat-bubble close college contact-us credit-card drag email-square facebook-mobile facebook-square facebook faq film history home load modal-error person pinterest-square play-mobile play queue remove resume search share show star tick trailer trash twitter-mobile twitter-square twitter university warning warning youtube-square open-eye close-eye promo-tag tag check info info active

How Statistics Can Lie to You

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

How Statistics Can Lie to You

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.


July 17, 2019
Discussion about means, medians and binomial distribution model was good, but I found the description of confidence limit confusing.