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Question;We;are bombarded by statistical information from a wide variety of sources. Much;of the statistical research performed in the world is conducted with a great;deal of integrity, validity, and reliability. However, there are many;statistical studies that are conducted that are?whether intentionally or;unintentionally?plagued by bias.;As a;member of society, and as a consumer, it is prudent to develop the skills;necessary to critically examine reported statistical claims. Determining;whether the report contains bias is a great way to determine the reliability of;study results and make a better informed decision.;In;this assignment, you will apply the guidelines found in the textbook Unit 5B;?Should You Believe a Statistical Study?? in order to critically analyze;the content, design, and reported results of a statistical study.;Conduct;an Internet search to find a study whose statistical results have been;published in the news or any other public forum. Applying the following guidelines;critically analyze the study?s reported content and results.;Identify the goal, population, and type of study.;Who conducted the study? Is there bias here?;Is there bias in the sample used in the study?;Are there any problems in defining or measuring the;variables of interest in the study?;Are there any confounding variables present in the;study?;Are the results presented fairly?;Is the study?s conclusion reasonable? Does it make;sense?;Do the results make practical significance?;Write;your initial response in a minimum of 200 words. Apply APA standards to;citation of sources.


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