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Title: Stats: Checking Out the Facts and Figures Behind the News
Url: http://www.stats.org/
Publisher: George Mason University
Description: This site, created by George Mason University and the Center for Media and Public Affairs, presents many articles on current events and issues that challenge statistics reported in the news. Each article encourages readers to think critically about statistics reported by the media and to look at the whole picture before believing conclusions presented in the news. "Our goals are to correct scientific misinformation in the media resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge."
LC Classification: Social sciences -- Commerce -- Business -- Selling -- By product or service -- Mass media
Social sciences -- Statistics
Social sciences -- Statistics -- Statistical data
GEM Subject: Social studies -- Sociology
Mathematics -- Statistics
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Statistics
Date Issued: 2007
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Mathematics Materials
Reference
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: STATS
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-03-03 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-05-20 16:13:41 (W3C-DTF)
Source: CAUSEweb
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Resource URL Clicks: 7
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