Misleading stats

Hello, today I was asked to find a completely inaccurate and false headline, graph, or media story that uses statistics in a misleading manner and to explain why it is misleading.

So, I went looking for some false statistics, or blatant lies and to no surprise my search brought me to fox news. Specifically however, an article titled

“CNN has gone bananas and doesn’t seem to care; and other horrible examples of media bias”

So, for one, fox news was calling other news company’s biased, especially CNN, that was their first mistake. Why? you ask, well they are completely biased towards their own conservative agendas and will bend the truth to suit themselves, a, prime example is this whole deal with Shawn Hannity, Michael Cohen, and Donald Trump.

Also, they gave an extremely biased survey which stated that 90 percent of people that work at CNN are biased against Donald Trump. Well, to start, off the survey was done by “mrc newsbusters” an admittedly conservative network devoted to exposing and combating conservative media. So, obviously they have their own agendas and things that they want to push.

But what was the point of the article? Well that was to inform everybody that CNN blamed Trump for somebody coming into their headquarters and injuring someone, however, they don’t show any evidence that this even happened, and, given that this is fox news, it wouldn’t be the first time they lied to get people on their side.

Ill link the article here if you want to read it 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/01/27/cnn-has-gone-bananas-and-doesnt-seem-to-care-and-other-horrible-examples-media-bias.html

Thoughts on Data Analysis 2018

Thoughts on data analysis

Questions

  • explain what role you think statistics have in our society.

I believe statistics can help give us a better understanding of our society, even though they can be extremely flawed

  • explain anything new that you have learned about the importance of statistics in our society

They can help to explain certain things and give us information about our society

  • describe the different types of problems with statistics

They can be Biased (depending on who you ask), the language can change peoples mind (in the way the question is asked) , if a survey is presented in an area chosen by the corporation (I.E asking an extremely conservative area about how they feel about gun control, then, labeling the rest of the surrounding area). They can have many more flaws but those are a few.

11.1 Factors Influencing Data Collection

Factors Influencing Data Collection

Original Survey Question:

How irresponsible is Prime Minister Trudeau when it comes to backing the Kinder Morgan pipeline?

Describe the type of influence factor that might affect data collection

-Language

 

Reword the question to eliminate the influence factor.

How do you feel about Justin Trudeau’s opinion towards the Kinder Morgan pipeline?

I.T Logo Project

Logo Project

During this project, I worked to create a logo using a specific animal of my choice, (I decided to use the polar bear) and used Adobe Illustrator to achieve my goal.

Artist statement 

The inspiration of this logo came to me when I was thinking of an animal to model the entire logo after. I like Polar Bears so, I used the best picture of a polar bear i could find, then, I traced and drew over the image using Adobe Illustrator and changed it to how I saw fit. I found the picture on an article by the huffing ton post (as I couldn’t take a picture of a polar bear myself) and a link to their website will be down below.  We had to make two versions of the logo, a monotone version with just black and white, and one with a few more colors.

Logo with color 

Monotone Picture

The original picture

Link to the huffing ton post article on polar bears: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/wwfcanada/polar-bear-patrols_b_9292556.html

 

Famous Picture Recreation -Photoshop

Famous Picture -Lunch atop a skyscraper

Artist Statement   

Here is a photo shopped image of the famous lunch atop a skyscraper photo that was taken in 1932. I photo shopped my friends into the picture to make it seem as they were in fact having lunch atop a skyscraper, or at least that they were sitting atop a skyscraper. My inspiration came when I looked up famous pictures and saw that one, I recognized it right away and got strait to work, (a bit of a lame story i know) I then used the Lunch atop a skyscraper photo as my template. I then put some of my friends in the image to resemble the iron workers in 1932, and I also some lunch boxes.

The Photo Shopped Image

 

The Original Image

Citation in APA format with link to photograph

Bettmann/CORBIS. (1927, September 20). Lunch atop a skycraper [Photograph]. Wikipedia, New York.

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26261796