S4-2: Evaluate statements made by others about the findings of statistical investigations and probability activities.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective

This means students will critically evaluate the strength of an argument proposed by others that is supported by statistical information. At Level Four students should consider features of the statistical investigation of others in weighing the strength of the findings. These features include the appropriateness of sampling methods (for example number, representativeness), quality of the data collection (for example questions asked, accuracy of measurement, fairness of the experiment), data analysis (technology use, choice of displays) and the extent to which claims made are supported by the evidence.