Crash Course: Statistics #11 - Science Journalism

We’ve talked a lot in this series about how often you see data and statistics in the news and on social media – which is ALL THE TIME! But how do you know who and what you can trust?

Today, we’re going to talk about how we, as consumers, can spot flawed studies, sensationalized articles, and just plain poor reporting. And this isn’t to say that all science articles you read on facebook or in magazines are wrong, but that it’s valuable to read those catchy headlines with some skepticism.


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