1.2 Drawing Conclusions 2.3 Misuse &amp; Abuse of Statistics

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1.2 Drawing Conclusions 2.3 Misuse &amp; Abuse of Statistics. Statistical Problem-Solving Process. Statistical Problem-Solving Process 1) Ask a question of interest 2) Produce Data (observational study or experiment) 3) Analyze Data (graphs, averages, etc.) 4) Interpret Results

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### 1.2 Drawing Conclusions2.3 Misuse & Abuse of Statistics

Statistical Problem-Solving Process
• Statistical Problem-Solving Process
• 1) Ask a question of interest
• 2) Produce Data (observational study or experiment)
• 3) Analyze Data (graphs, averages, etc.)
• 4) Interpret Results
• Read and Discuss Example 1.10 on pg. 20
• Read and Discuss Example 1.11 on pg. 21
Analyzing Data
• Compare graph in question 1.25 (pg 22) to graph on pg. 20 (same data), how do they differ?
• Compare the Table on page 21 to the graph on page 23. Both represent the same data, but which is easier to draw conclusions from?
• What conclusions can you draw?
• What is an outlier?

Popular: Obama: 53% McCain: 47%

Electoral: Obama: 68% McCain: 32%

If the area of each state

matched it’s

Popular: Obama: 53% McCain: 47%

Electoral: Obama: 68% McCain: 32%

Overdoing 3D
• Watch CNN & BBC election videos
• Application 2.3 on page 91
• Page 86, making good graphs
Homework
• Pg. 25-26 Application 1.2 #1-5
• Pg. 26-31 #1.31-32, 35, 38, 41-42
• Cover Book
• Vocabulary Quiz Tuesday