Statistic - Lie


A page about lies in statistics

There are three kinds of lies:

  • lies,
  • damned lies,
  • and statistics.


Life Expectancy

Hans Rosling: Life Expectancy: How to lie with statistics ? Dow we get older in Swedish than in Burundi ? No.

Many analysts, one dataset, different outcomes

29 groups analyzed the same dataset to answer the same research question.

69% found significant results, 31% did not.

Effect sizes 0.89 to 2.93.

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