Point out examples of descriptive statistics and/or inferential statistics in the article you choose by explaining/defining each example and citing the textbook to demonstrate your learning of the material.

Economics

You may earn up to 10 points by writing a one page single-spaced report analyzing a news article that has statistical content. Goals for this extra credit assignment are: 1) to connect ideas from this course to information and issues you encounter in relation to your personal life or role as a citizen and 2) to critically analyze statistical content in news articles. The report should include the link to the analyzed article.

What to include (each bullet is worth 5 points)

  • Point out examples of descriptive statistics and/or inferential statistics in the article you choose by explaining/defining each example and citing the textbook to demonstrate your learning of the material (just saying the key term or concept is not enough).
  • How does the statistical information influence your perspective on the topic? Did it change your perspective? Why or why not?