McArthur 2017 Data Analysis Thoughts

What role do you think statistics have in our society?

They give a majority of most popular voted results. I think sometimes it will take away peoples opinion because some people will just go with whatever everyone else thinks.

Explain anything new that you have learned about the importance of statistics in our society?

We need to watch and look for the way questions are worded and who is answering the questions, is it males or females, young adult or seniors… . But I also learned statistics can be good representations of what is important and what people want.

Describe some problems with statics.

Again questions can be worded in a poor way to make you answer one way or the other and that is biased, and depending on the types of people you ask you will have different results.