I like to name and shame people who are playing fast and loose with numbers. Usually, this involves taking one “true” data point and then using it to make a point which is unwarranted by the data in context. A couple of examples caught my eye last week.
First up: “Students have at most a 1 in 4 chance that the person at the front of the classroom is a full-time faculty member”.
This is the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s … [ Read More ]