What Are Examples of Misuse of Statistics?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 6:41:56 AM ET
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According to an article from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, one way statistics are misused is when businesses infer false information from data gained during the course of their business, creating errors that cost time and money. Errors like this arise when an entity performs statistical research but fails to address all the components involved in the subject they are researching.

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