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Why do people say stats show...???

When they argue . Dont you know that stats can prove both sides of the same subject?
IE stats show tv is bad for young children
but also stats show that tv time for young child is good
stats show bottle water is bad
stats show bottle water is better


You can have stats proving both sides so why argue with that?
its all opinion .

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:21 AM on Aug. 15, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (9)
  • Did you know that 78% of statistics are made up on the spot? ;)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • is this a serious question? are you in fact drunk? Stats are not opinions they are gathered records and evidence and opinions are well very well opinions. because stats show things in their favor? just like the political polls, companies and advertisers show stats in their favor? yes you can have stats showing both sides or not. what is IE? you mean e.g. (example given) i can't believe i am answering this question. do you get it or not?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:49 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • everything gathered is ALWAYS swayed the way the person doign the research wants to believe.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:14 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • and why call me a drunk I dont drink ever
    why not answer the question
    you say its all facts blah blah blah
    well then why argue with stats when stats prove BOTH sides right
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:16 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Why don't you go to Wikipedia and look up statistics. The article there gives an overview of the difference between good and bad statistical analysis, and the misuse of statistical data.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • statistics are statistics why so mad momma? Wikipedia is just a reference not a way of life. wikipedia the statistics of cafemom?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:56 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • wiccan moms like me don't give in to wikipedia definitions
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • wtf are stats?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • lol thanks anon 7:10
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

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