(Solution) Math 399N Week 3: Statistics in the News

Keep your eyes and ears open as you read or listen to the news this week. Find/discover an example of statistics in the news to discuss the following statement that represents one of the objectives of statistics analysis: “Statistics helps us make decisions based on data analysis.” Briefly discuss how the news item or article meets this objective. Cite your references. Also, keep in mind and discuss how the impact of your study on your patients or staff might differ if you found it in a journal.


Statistics in the news usually play a critical role in presenting information in a more objective manner. This, as a result, makes it possible for the audience to have a clear understanding of the issue under consideration (Newman, Fletcher, Kalogeropoulos, Levy, & Nielsen, 2017). Consequently, it becomes possible to make informed decisions.  Taking this into account, the article that I have selected for this discussion is related to climate change and how it affects the ratio of male-to-female newborns.  From this news article, a study looked at birth in areas hit by various environmental events that caused extreme stress.  Nine months after these disasters, the proportion of male newborn in these prefectures declined significantly by between 6% and 14% in comparison to the previous year (Scutti, 2019).   This data plays a……Please click the Paypal icon below to purchase full solution for only $5