Week 6 Statistics - not the goal of statistics. This of...

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I think Andre has a very important point. If the result in the data is not truly representative of what is going on realistically due to a gap between the time the product is sold and the time call are received, then it would almost seem that the ethical thing for a statistician to do is to report the realistic findings. If the data is not offset, then it may actually become misleading and that is
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Unformatted text preview: not the goal of statistics. This of course is completely different from simply changing results because youre unhappy with the data. I think it is important to remember that one of the goals of statistics is to report accurate data. If the data itself is not accurate due to a situation like this, then it is important to report what is accurate....
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