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My teacher brought it up in psych class. I'm genuinely concerned I tried looking it because I'm highly concerned. Are there other factors. Someone explain and help

My teacher brought it up in psych class. I'm genuinely concerned I tried looking it because I'm highly concerned. Are there other factors. Someone explain and help

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How did that even fucking come up in class? I don't trust that there wasn't a bad motive.

According to him he brought it up because he wanted to use as example of how we underestimate actual statistics and how it can actual surprise you like for example despite news coverage during the pandemic the death rate by covid isn't actually as high as we thought if you actual did data.

I'd report him anonymously if you can. Even if that statistic is true (which I don't buy it), it's needlessly inflammatory to use it as an example. He couldn't think of another one? Really?

I'd liken it to bringing up the white v. black crime statistic and saying "wow statistics may surprise you. Who knew black people actually ARE more criminal?"

Not addressing what factors into these statistics, especially hot button ones, is at best lazy and at worse malicious.

Actually did bring up something similar white vs black thing like how white people were shot by the police than black people according to statistics he found but we're less reported in that same lesson

Did he also say that you can lie with statistics? And that if you put garbage in you'll get a garbage statistic?

So many psychological and sociological studies are biased because the input data were garbage.

This is one of those samples: when they interviewed women (if it was an interview at all!), how did they ask that question? I don't believe half of us fantasize of actual rape. I bet they confused such a strong event with something mild like "the man I like is flirting with me and is irresistible. He's a little pushy and he makes me feel sexy".