6 December 2012

Some Statistics Questions

01) State what is wrong with the following survey questions:

a) How old are you? [2]
      []                      []                      []                      []
Under 10           11 to 20           20 to 30           40 to 60

b) You do support the Conservatives, don't you? [1]

c) Who runs the government at the moment? [1]
      []                      []                      []                      []
Labour           Conservatives Liberal Democrats    UKIP

d) You're a convicted murderer, aren't you? [1]

02) State what is wrong with the following conclusions:

a) If 50% of people support candidate A, less than half support candidate B. [2]

b) 28% of people who gave an answer think that Vettel will win the championship. Therefore Fernando Alonso is more popular. [1]

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