Questionable Statistics Fallacy Examples


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Variation Misunderstanding the nature of statistics is related to this fallacy but the fallacy rests on the person interpreting the statistics For example you might be very troubled to find out that your doctor graduated in the bottom half of her class but that is half of all the doctors in the world and to be expected

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This ad about Colgate is a questionable statistic fallacy because the data is not accurate  We cannot determined that the product fights germs for only 12 hours Extra Notes  Questionable Statistics Example 1  The claim in this ad is exaggerated because any use of

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In my previous post I wrote about misleading graphs in reallife Misleading statistics examples ranged from Fox News coverage of politics to The Times newspapers claim that it beat the competition with slightly distorted graphs about circulation

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Fallacies Questionable use of statistics study guide by jahliyasisohor includes 4 questions covering vocabulary terms and more Quizlet flashcards activities and games help you improve your grades

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Questionable or Unknowable Statistics Definition Fallacy occurs when someone bases an argument upon statistics which for any number of reasons may be false or misleading

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Statistics  education fallacies Joan Garfield Ive been reading papers on how people learn statistics and thoughts on teaching the subject and came across the frequentlycited work of mathematical psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman

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Examples of misleading statistics in the media and politics Misleading statistics in the media are quite common On Sept 29 2015 Republicans from the US Congress questioned Cecile Richards the president of Planned Parenthood regarding the misappropriation of 500 million in annual federal funding

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One example is some evidence and so unlike a fallacy of relevance this one example is relevant to the conclusion The AA focus should be an application of the C3 concepts  not a representative sample no statistical comparison with heterosexual parents or use of induction by enumeration

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Thus fallacies like Post Hoc and Confusing Cause and Effect are specific examples of the general Questionable Cause Fallacy Causal reasoning can be quite difficult since causation is a rather complex philosophic issue

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