Psy 625 Week 1 DQ 2
DQ 2: Many people feel nervous around math, but what we really need to fear is the selective interpretation of data! For most of us, 1 + 1 = 2, but in the hands of some, 1 + 1 can be "spun" to support specific agenda. Think about commercials or news clips that you may have seen recently. In what subtle ways might data have been used to influence the listener/viewer? For example, when we hear, "Four out of five dentists recommend Glittering Grin toothpaste!" is it correct to assume that 100 dentists were polled and 80 voted for Glittering Grin?