1.Reflection (I have no experiences on statistics)
After reading Chapter 1 of the text, write a 2 page (double-spaced, 12 font) reflection paper that describes your thoughts about and experiences with
- statistics and
- the stages of the research process.
2. Assignment (You will write a paper about the use of statistics in the media, and the responsibility of the publication of statistics from research and evaluation)
Read and consider Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice, from the American Statistical Association (PDF) and Statistics and the Media as linked in the materials. (Link: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/mathematics-and-statistics/statistics/statistics-and-the-media)
Write a 2 page (double-spaced) paper addressing the following questions. Be sure to use information presented in the article to support your answers.
1.Why are statistics important to share with journalists and the public?
2.How does the media often use and misuse statistics?
3.Does the information in these articles influence the way you think about your work in evaluation? Explain why or why not.