How does the following excerpt from a classroom speech violate the guidelines for using statistics in your textbook? one magazine reports that u. s. consumers pay more than $300 billion a year on products to cover the manufacturers' liability costs. this amounts to a staggering $4,000 per household. on a specific basis, the product liability costs account for $11.50 of every $12 dose of vaccine we give our children, and over $100 of the cost of a football helmet.
No citation of source of statistics was given.
The statistics are mostly extracted from the research reports, so if you are using the statistical data from any source then you must have to cite the source because statistics helps drawing valuable conclusions. If you are not citing the source, then it means you are not making valuable decisions.
Remember, well researched conclusions are the fruit of the research. So its important to use better sources and also citing those as well so that the reader can use your research.
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This excerpt is violating the guidelines for the use of statistics because it does not identify the source of statistics, it is only stating some information but it does not clarify where the information was taken or how it was taken, therefore, the information can't be taken seriously.