Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 17:33:16 -0400
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: OT: Lies, Damned Lies, and Official Statistics
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All the news that fits, I fwd
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FYI. New York Times article below about the replacement of the director
of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).
From: Teaching and Learning Statistics [mailto:EDSTAT-L@lists.psu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 9:45 AM
Subject: Lies, Damned Lies, and Official Statistics
From Today's New York Times. What should one do
when one is asked to "spin" statistical results to make a
situation "look better" or "less offensive"?
Profiling Report Leads to a Demotion
By ERIC LICHTBLAU
Published: August 24, 2005
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -
The Bush administration is replacing the director
of a small but critical branch of the Justice Department, months after
he complained that senior political officials at the department were
seeking to play down newly compiled data on the aggressive police
treatment of black and Hispanic drivers.
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