Week 7

Statistics and Critical Thinking

Playing the Number Game

Whether you have an audience that is easy to convince or an aggressive audience, there is one thing people can be convinced by: numbers. You can't argue facts and statistics, but as you will learn this week—it's easy to manipulate them. We'll be taking a look at how to see whether facts and statistics are reliable and how we can do our best to play the numbers game without cheating.

Assignments for the Week


  • Chapter 14
  • Chapter 22

Discussion Board (Two this week)

  • Statistics Discussion Board (Usual Location)
  • Portfolio Project Final Submission
  • Reflections
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