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Statistics in Context

Jane Watson 

January 2000, Volume 93, Issue 1, Page 54

Abstract:
Judging statistical claims in social contexts is fundamental to statistical literacy. This article uses a particularly contentious newspaper report that makes a cause-and-effect claim as the basis for discussing this important aspect of statistical understanding.

Keywords:
Article
Connections / Applications
Grades 9-12
Data Representation
Teacher
Student Work
Representation