Statistics are what many nations use to come up with data regarding economic development. When the statistical principles are correctly applied, the data corrected may represent something truthful. But in other instances, these data’s may be manipulated bringing in the statisticulation. Statistical manipulation is done using two ways. The first one is the use of mean. For instance, in a scenario where they are looking for the income of a family, they tend to assume that the income is in direct proportion to the size of the family. One cannot compare a family of four members with that of two. The second way is by use of approximation. This brings in doubt in the information being represented giving statistics minimal trust or none at all. Before representing any statistical information, it would be advisable that it be done several times so that accuracy can be obtained and manipulation wiped out.
An example of personal statistical manipulation is in an instance where the doctor tells you that the possibility that you have cancer is at ninety-nine percent and that there is still one percent somewhere that you don’t have it. There is no way one can be having such a possibility of having cancer and then still holds an option of not having it. The information being presented by the doctor is either true or misrepresented. Instead of giving such information the doctor should instead run several tests so that they can provide the patient the actual status of his health.
In a lesson where the students are being introduced to statistics, they will need to be presented to the core principles in correcting data, and in the process, they will still be able to develop skills. They can use the skills in the groups so that they come up with valid information that can be said to stand for truth.
|6th December 2017||Statistics||The students should be able to correct data analyze it and come up with its representation||The students will develop skills on team work.|