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Bad Statistics - delta_november

Feb. 11th, 2010

07:29 pm - Bad Statistics

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 From this article:

"Today the notion of the car as love nest is at risk of going extinct.  Compact cars and crowded roads are killing the vibe (though in Europe it remains popular).  You do not have to look far to see the effects.  A 2003 Environics Research poll found that 40 per cent of Canadian men aged 40 to 49 had made love in an automobile but only 36 per cent of males aged 18 to 29 had experienced the pleasures of car sex."

What a terrible misuse of statistics!  If the 4% difference is statistically significant, could it not be that 4% of men have their first car sex between the ages of 30 to 39?  [Actually the age range is wider, but we don't know the median ages of the groups.]

Also, they shockingly missed the Land Rover 101 with shag carpeting.  Range Rover, indeed.