Women leave men thinking
This article could spark debate between boys and girls in a class but it illustrates points and raises issues important to statistical investigations and their reporting. While the sample size in the study seems adequate it would be good to know the type of questions used to test memory, how measures were tabulated and compared, the ages of the people involved and, whether their definition of "mental superiority" is accepted by other scientists.
Students could be asked to draw graphs of how memory increases and deteriorates for men and women with time. From the description in the article, the graphs might look something like the following.
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