Misleading Uses of Statistics


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What do we call a sample selected by a method that specifically excludes certain groups from the research, either intentionally or unintentionally?

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1. A true/false survey question that limits the participant's response is an example of:

2. Questions that encourage the answer the researcher expects are known as _____ questions.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will encounter questions on this quiz and worksheet that deal with topics like research methods, data display, and types of questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You're going to be examined on:

  • Research methods that exclude certain groups
  • Questions that limit participant response
  • Questions that encourage a certain answer
  • When someone lies on a survey
  • Misleading visual data display

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding methods of research
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding data manipulation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about survey question types

Additional Learning

Learn even more in regard to misleading statistics by having a look at the lesson Misleading Uses of Statistics. The lesson will cover:

  • Issues with sampling
  • Issues with surveying
  • Representation of data
  • Examples of data misuse