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How to Explain Common Statistical Misconceptions to Non-Statisticians (302440)

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*Jim Colton, Minitab Inc. 

Keywords: statistical misconceptions, communication

Knowing statistics and being able to explain statistics are two very different concepts. In my experience both teaching statistics and consulting with non-statisticians across a variety of industries, the same misconceptions arise again and again. These misconceptions can be difficult to explain since they are often counter-intuitive from a non-statistician's point of view. This presentation identifies the most common misconceptions and provides simple examples and techniques for managing them to ensure that you can effectively communicate with your colleagues and clients.