Statistics

Sound policies rely on sound data, but statistics can be very misleading. Here are some of the most obvious problems.

So what is to be done? If possible, you should design your own questionnaires and data-gathering exercises with the help of professional statisticians. To the extent that this is not possible, you must treat all data with a heavy dose of cynicism, bearing in mind all the issues listed above.

Martin Stanley

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