Integrating statistics is an authoritative mode of adding a quantifiable and convincing facet to an individual’s knowledge. It offers a foundation that aids in developing an argument, proving a statement, or supporting an idea. The first question I constantly enquire when provided with statistics or data/facts is the origin of the information. This is involves asking if the source was an observation or a study conducted by the individual stating it or it originated from a reliable, substantiated and credited sources. The subsequent queries I would most likely assess will include the information date. This entails assessing if the information is from a recent research or experiment. How big was the geographical populace being planned or researched? Was the all the data collected in a single area or spread through a larger topographical reach so data was less expected to be bias to a particular region?
Age groups, philosophies, standards and principles are all imperative when carrying out a research. For instance, ice scrapers that are frequently incorporated in New Jersey due to the snow conditions each year. On the other hand, in Florida, the climate is warmer and is not expected to experience snow conditions, ice scrapers are not used. It is challenging to carry out an effective research based on how effective ice scrappers is compared to other products or ways of getting rid of ice from a car windshield if the study is only done in Florida. Therefore, the origin of the data and the number of participants is significant in ascertaining the legitimacy of the figures or a research. Being an inquisitive individual, I may require verifying all the facts before believing them. When I accessing information that brings in evidences and figures, I instantaneously access the internet and authenticate from several sources that contain truthful information and is accredited in a specific area of proficiency. Sound decisions and assumptions should be based on good, concrete information and statistics.