similar issue statistics Re: [Air-l] Technical competence

Peter T. ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Sun Jun 5 23:38:07 PDT 2005


I am a social science student with a previous degree in statistics. I often 
claim that knowing statistics allows me to better read social science 
studies because the statistics in  a study is something I can understand. I 
am uniquely me.. wildly interdisciplinary... and sure, many social sciences 
require that a student to be a professional understand statistics.

That said some very important professors of mine who write reports for 
national commissions IMHO use statistics at a very shallow level. Sometimes 
a critique will involve attacking someone's statistics but then on the next 
page of this paper a misuse of statistics will occur.


Peter Timusk B.Math Just trying to stay linear
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