Improve your data literacy and learn how to spot misleading statistics“We are bombarded with media statistics every day, but how much of this data is reliable? On this course, you’ll learn how to read and evaluate data in the media and how to stay alert to misleading statistics and fake news. You’ll find out how data is created, and how survey formats can affect outcomes. You’ll also learn the basic principles of data analysis, such as correlation and causation and margins of sampling error. Ultimately, assessing data and looking for intentionally or unintentionally misleading statistics will help you become a better-informed citizen.
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