NS FL4 P/S #20

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NS_Tutor_Will
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NS FL4 P/S #20

Post by NS_Tutor_Will » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:27 pm

We recently received a note on this question from a student saying "I think Table 1 was labeled wrong or something because it very clearly shows negative impact being in the minority."

This is an important point to grasp because it changes the interpretation of the question. The table shows that 32% of people thought the development had a positive impact on crime, while 19% thought it had a negative impact. From this data, we can conclude that a minority of people think the development had a positive impact on crime. We can also conclude that a minority of people think the development had a negative impact of crime. In fact, we can even conclude that a minority of people think the development had no impact (49%). Remember, a minority refers to a smaller portion of the population (under half!). So all of the categories technically have a minority.

To be sure, more people think the development had a positive impact than think it had a negative impact, but both groups are ultimately in the minority.

I hope this helps and good luck!
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