Week 3 Stats 1 - results that suits some sort of personal...

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The article that I found most interesting share with the class can be found below. It is geared towards an audience of students who are starting their career in statistics and is written by a statistician. The most important statement that the article makes is that statistics (no matter what field the statistician works in) is not about technique, it is about honesty. The data truly is not technical but instead moral and statistics is about doing the right thing by reporting that data with integrity. The author goes onto explain that it is important to understand the role of ethics in statistics because when statistical arguments are misused on purpose or due to incompetence, real damage follows. Often times statisticians are asked to give provide information based on their
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Unformatted text preview: results that suits some sort of personal agenda. It is important that the statistician maintains their integrity. The article does not give specific examples, but does explain the type of perception that follows unethical statistical behavior. The author offers the following advisor for statistic graduate students: 1. Never accept credit for work that is not yours 2. Do not take advantage of your peers 3. Do not discuss topics with peers that violate a policy in place for you 4. Circumstances will arise where you will have to “do the hard thing” 5. Work on your weaknesses rather than excuse them 6. Do not denigrate other’s strengths Source: http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-2492764/Statistics-and-ethics-some-advice.html...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course STATISTIC GM533 taught by Professor Henry during the Fall '10 term at Keller Graduate School of Management.

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