[ORDER SOLUTION] Understanding Statistical Evidence
For this essay, you will need to find a substantive media article (online, newspaper, magazine, etc.)not a peer-reviewed professional articlewhich reports the results of an experimental or correlational scientific study or series of studies. Examples of a media article might be from MacLeans or CBC online or your local newspaper. A peer-reviewed professional article would be something from a journal published often by professional societies or an article from Scientific American, which has a peer-review process. If you are unsure about your choice please ask the professor. The article must contain enough information for a critique, including positive and negative evaluations. Your critique should include a brief summary of the focus of the article. Discuss positive factors that indicate that the author followed appropriate guidelines for reporting statistical information; then discuss any negative aspects that suggest that the author did not follow appropriate guidelines. Make suggestions about how any shortcomings might be corrected. Youre expected to have read Tainted Truth, which is directly relevant to this essay, and cite where the points made by Cynthia Crossen, the author, are relevant to your media article.