How Statistics Can Mislead The Case of " Family Caps " in State Welfare Programs

  • Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan W henever
  • Published 2009

Abstract

Whenever the results of a study are released, the media, interest groups and policymakers often use the findings to declare victory or dispute the ill-founded methods by which the results were obtained. Headlines like "Reform Proves Overwhelmingly Effective" are quite adept at luring readers into an article, where terms like "statistically significant" are… (More)

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