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Letter from the Editor

 


The Numbers

I have always loved data. I enjoy the truth that it tells me. “The numbers don’t lie” is a quote we have all heard. Real data doesn’t need a spin, witnesses, or its hand on the bible with hopes that we can depend on it for truth. Numbers just are what they are.

People can spin numbers however. Polls can be highly accurate or completely worthless depending on how they are done. The intent of the entity doing the poll can have a great deal to do with the numbers in the outcome. A great example would be a poll of people who prefer pizza to hamburgers, but doing the poll out...



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