Couples go for tradition in weddings

This is a humorous article with many averages and percentages which could be used as a source of discussion in several subject areas. The use of the average to predict future behaviour as well as report on the past is evident in several places. Among the issues which one might wish to clarify before staking too much on the figures, is the nature of the survey conducted by the ANU. Was it of people or businesses? Where was it carried out? Just in Canberra? If so would the results be valid in Brisbane or Hobart? One might also be interested in the definition of a "traditional" wedding compared to "civil" and "religious".

Where to next?

Student Questions for this article
Newspaper article
Index - Related articles
Index - Data Reduction
Numeracy in the News - Main Index