Do statistics lie?

Statistics have a bad reputation. But this new video from the brilliant economics writer Tim Harford argues that they are often incredibly useful, if we follow the “three Cs of data wisdom”. Find out all about what that means.

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Activities

  1. Draw a graph illustrating a statistical trend of your choice.
  2. In pairs, use the internet to find a graph or statistic. Use the tips from the video to fact check it.