Posted by **J.J** on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 4:11pm.

An essential part of scientific thinking is not only how to use statistics correctly, but also how to identify the misuse of statistics. Our textbook authors suggest that students should:

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distrust all statistics because they convey a false impression of certainty and are typically wildly inaccurate.

integrate statistics with "real-life" issues, such as day care, in order to interpret them.

trust only those statistics that are presented in reputable newspapers and journals.

ask how the statistic was calculated and what data the statistic is based upon.

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 4:37pm
We'll be glad to check your answer.

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:47pm
Have you read your textbook?

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**shep**, Monday, June 24, 2013 at 1:06pm
ask how the statistic was calculated and what data the statistic is based upon.

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**Jem**, Monday, February 17, 2014 at 3:24pm
integrate statistics with "real-life" issues, such as day care, in order to interpret them.

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