Originally Posted by DrVanNostrin
you married or something?
Yes, but that has nothing to do with why I wrote that.
I work with numbers for a living, and hate reading a statistic and immediately understanding why it is misleading and knowing that not everyone will be able to pick up on it.
Hell, I just found one on a site that is about examples of misleading statistics (since I couldn't come up with an example for myself)
Here is there question and the proposed answer:
1. The following statistics suggest that 16-year-olds are safer drivers than people in their twenties, and that octogenarians are very safe. Is this true?
Solution: No. As the following graph shows, the reason 16-year-old and octogenarians appear to be safe drivers is that they don't drive nearly as much as people in other age groups.
Now what I find wrong about that graph on top of their proposed solution.