Women grads beat the men in first wage
This article provides data which can be used for creating graphical representations, use of the terms median and average which need interpretation, and likelihood statements which can be interpreted in terms of conditional probabilities. But perhaps most significant is the opportunity to discuss the inference in the headline and the data actually presented in the article. While women's starting salaries have increased more than men's, they are still lower in absolute terms. Students need to make judgments about why the headline may have been written as it was. (See also articles, Beer gets blame for violent crime rates and ALP the winner infight for poll funding support)
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