Jun 18, 2017
We need to stop using statistics to communicate with the public.
Don’t get me wrong, statistics is a valuable tool for certain applications. Informing the public is not one of those applications.
You might be thinking, “That’s a little extreme...why?”
The average (mode) of society is not statistically literate enough to avoid being manipulated.
To combat this, I recommend you read How To Lie With Statistics to get a basic understanding of how people, organizations, and even governments use statistics to further their own agendas.
Make sure you check out the full article at ThoughtStack.co