Prompt: A Response to Misconceptions about Population (Descriptive) Statistics
You can watch the video clip by following this link (possible trigger warnings: talking about misconceptions we all have about where we live):
YouTube Video: Why you should love statistics | Alan Smith
After watching, answer each of the following questions (please follow the directions above when completing this prompt):
Please describe what the presenter says about the "numeracy problem."
Consider how people tend to feel their emotions and behave according to their (core) beliefs about themselves, others, and the world. With this in mind, what do you think this means when you also take into account how much of our assumptions about the population around where we live are incorrect?