THAT'S LIFE - Handguns


This article makes a blatant claim about the whole of the United States based on a sample of students from the city of Chicago. We wish to make students suspicious of such claims whenever they are encountered.

The added statistics, while creating alarm about the situation about that city, may prove a distraction to students finding the statistical misdemeanour which is committed. It is worrying that < 1% of Grade 6 and only about 5% of Grade 9 students in a Tasmanian sample (n>300) spotted the errant claim without a hint.


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