A sad tale of dodgy statistics

Michael Cook | 06 June 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, statistics

What we aren’t told about anti-bullying laws

Izzy Kalman | 16 March 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: anti-bullying, bullying, statistics
There is too much emphasis on statistics and not enough on substance.

Creative accounting and Australia’s same-sex marriage plebiscite

Michael Cook | 14 March 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: accounting, Australia, same-sex marriage, same-sex marriage plebiscite, statistics

Rubbery statistics

Michael Cook | 10 December 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: All Of Us, LGBT statistics, Safe Schools Coalition Australia, statistics

Are these horrific mass killings really happening ‘daily’?

Robert Hutchinson | 07 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: mass shootings, statistics
Before panicking, look at the facts.

Why do we wildly over-estimate the proportion of gays and lesbians?

Michael Cook | 03 December 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriage, statistics

Not so fast!

Walter R. Schumm | 08 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex parenting, statistics
A one-page report on the success of same-sex parenting was reported around the world this week. How reliable is it?

Is Japan’s Population Decline Worse than Previously Thought?

Marcus Roberts | 27 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Japan, population, statistics
Some dodgy population statistics from Japan.

Can we always trust the statistics we read?

Shannon Roberts | 15 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Catholic church, Ireland, Population, statistics
While perhaps not strictly demography, his latest article in The Telegraph is also an interesting critique of how widely circulated and believed statistics can turn out to be quite wrong. He points out in his opinion piece yesterday the fairly shocking news that the image of the Magdalene laundries in Ireland promoted by the media has been found to be quite false:

SM: Easier access to research, documents

Katie Hinderer | 09 April 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: Obamacare, research, social media, statistics

Fudging the figures on contraception

Michael Cook | 14 February 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, contraception, statistics
The White House says 98% of Catholic women have used contraceptives. Its own statistics do not support this.

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