surveys

Lies, damned lies and statistics

by Simon Brew on 13 May 2010 in One More Thing

Beware of surveys you read in newspapers, warns Simon Brew, because the people who gathered the data aren’t always truthful with their findings. It was Vic Reeves who famously declared that 88.2% of statistics (or something like that) were made up on the spot. It was a point brought home to me when a PR [...]

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