7. The 5 mistakes that people make when talking about a statistic

Photographer: Astrid Budolfsen

1. What a statistic shows and what a statistic means is not the same

2. You cannot prove a negative

3. When thousands of randomly sampled people make the same “choice”, there is always an underlying causal factor

4. Correlation does not equal causation

5. Percentage difference often looks more dramatic than percentage point difference



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Astrid Cecilie Budolfsen

Astrid Cecilie Budolfsen

Weird economist and climate political activist