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9:00am on Tuesday, 6th November, 2007:

Bamboozled with Statistics


There was a nice piece of make-it-look-worse-than-it-is in today's Guardian, regarding what graduates do once they leave university:

Yes, that's a "strong predictor" alright.

As it stands, this is an amusing misuse of statistics. What makes it slightly more bizarre, however, is that it's quoting figures from this table:

Numbers — they're such complicated things...

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