Course
Applied Business Statistics
BUSN-5760
July, 11, 2013
Introduction
A misuse of statistics occurs when a statistical argument asserts a falsehood. In some cases, the misuse may be accidental. In others, it is purposeful and for the gain of the perpetrator. “When the statistical reason involved is false or misapplied, this constitutes a statistical fallacy”. (Darrell, 1991)
The false statistics trap can be quite damaging to the quest for knowledge. For example, in medical science…

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