Statw4 | Statistics homework help

 Answer each question for both Part I and II in an essay format with 5-7 sentences( at least one paragraph).  Use references from the attached documents.  

  

                                                                    Part I

The text describes statistical inference as making “accurate decisions about parameters from statistics.” (Kozak, 2014, p. 202); in other words, drawing conclusions about populations based on samples. Statistical methods are vital tool in the conduct of research, but only if they are used in a manner that accurately and honestly depicts the information that the research may reveal (or NOT reveal). Ethical considerations also play a major role in proper conduct of statistical research.

Many professional organizations publish ethical guidelines about the use of statistics and research, which have particular relevance for their fields and professions. The ethical guidelines below are from the American Statistical Association (ASA) and are more general to the use of statistics:

American Statistical Association (April 2016). Ethical guidelines for statistical practice. Report prepared by the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association, Alexandria, VA. Retrieved from: http://www.amstat.org/ASA/Your-Career/Ethical-Guidelines-for-Statistical-Practice.aspx

For this discussion, please answer the following two questions. In your chosen field: 

· Why is it important that statistical research follow ethical guidelines? 

· What are some potential consequences of not following ethical statistical practice in your field of study (i.e., results used improperly, etc.)?

People use data (statistics) to make all kinds of decisions in their lives. Some examples include (where to live, what college to attend, what college major to select, what foods to buy, what kind of house to buy, what kind of car to buy, what consumer goods to buy, what consumer goods to rent, what newspaper to read, how many children to have, who they want as their friends, health and safety issues, do research for a graduate school program, etc. (I think you get the idea). 

· In your life or in the life you want to live, what types of data is most important to you- please name 10 types and list them in order from most important to less important. 

                                                            Part II

Statistics, Research, and Ethical Considerations

The text describes statistical inference as making “accurate decisions about parameters from statistics.” (Kozak, 2014, p. 202); in other words, drawing conclusions about populations based on samples. Statistical methods are vital tool in the conduct of research, but only if they are used in a manner that accurately and honestly depicts the information that the research may reveal (or NOT reveal). Ethical considerations also play a major role in proper conduct of statistical research.

Many professional organizations publish ethical guidelines about the use of statistics and research, which have particular relevance for their fields and professions. The ethical guidelines below are from the American Statistical Association (ASA) and are more general to the use of statistics:

American Statistical Association (April 2016). Ethical guidelines for statistical practice. Report prepared by the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Statistical Association, Alexandria, VA. Retrieved from: http://www.amstat.org/ASA/Your-Career/Ethical-Guidelines-for-Statistical-Practice.aspx

For this discussion, please answer the following two questions. In your chosen field: 

· Why is it important that statistical research follow ethical guidelines? 

· What are some potential consequences of not following ethical statistical practice in your field of study (i.e., results used improperly, etc.)?

Reference

Kozak, K. (2014). Statistics using technology. Retrieved from https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/oerfiles/statsusingtech.pdf 

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