Misleading, Distorting, and Lying
Lecture no. 19 from the course: Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear
Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
Statistics can be used to deceive as well as enlighten. This lecture explores deceptive practices such as concealing lurking variables, using biased samples, focusing on rare events, reporting handpicked data, extrapolating trends unrealistically, and confusing correlation with causation.