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A statistical analysis should consider factors like occupation, smoking, alcohol use, birth control pills, diet, and exercise. In Chapter 12, you will learn tests to decide whether a correlation is within the realm of chance. ” Yes, but only in a statistical sense. Men are taller on average, but many women are taller than many men. ” Yes, but not all of them. We should avoid reading too much into statistical generalizations. Instead, ask how much overlap is in the populations that are being considered.
Sometimes the correct choice is obvious in retrospect, as in NASA’s space shuttle disasters. On January 28, 1986, Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff, due to erosion of O-rings that had become brittle in freezing overnight temperatures at Cape Canaveral. The crux of the matter was a statistical relationship between brittleness and temperature. Data on O-ring erosion were available for 22 prior shuttle flights. The backup O-rings (there were two layers of O-rings) had suffered no erosion in 9 prior flights at launch temperatures in the range 72°F–81°F, but significant erosion in 4 of 13 prior flights at temperatures in the range 53°F–70°F.
Statisticians have developed clear rules about sample sizes. Until you learn them in Chapter 8, it’s OK to raise your pennant hopes when your favorite baseball team wins five games in a row. Pitfall 2: Conclusions from Nonrandom Samples “Rock stars die young. ” But we are looking only at those who did die young. What about the thousands who are alive and well or who lived long lives? Similarly, we should be careful about generalizing from retrospective studies of people who have heart attacks, unless we also study those who do not have heart attacks.