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Putting a Spin on Statistics

Lecture no. 17 from the course: The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

Putting a Spin on Statistics

Taught by Professor Patrick Grim | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Facts and stats are clear and objective, right? Of course not. Statistics are great because they give us information in an easy-to-understand way, but they can also be dangerously misleading. Something as simple as the choice between mean, median, and mode can skew the facts. The ability to evaluate statistics allows you to draw your own conclusions.


April 12, 2016