##### Asked by: Piadosa Estarelles

asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st July, 2020# Are statistics always accurate?

**always**“all-or-nothing”, but for the population, the estimates are still

**accurate**.

**Statistical**tools enable the analysis of results in research studies, so that when extrapolated to the larger population, those results are valid, helpful, and

**reliable**.

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Keeping this in view, can statistics be wrong?

That is, a misuse of **statistics** occurs when a **statistical** argument asserts a falsehood. In some cases, the misuse may be accidental. In others, it is purposeful and for the gain of the perpetrator. When the **statistical** reason involved is **false** or misapplied, this constitutes a **statistical** fallacy.

Also Know, how do you know if statistics are accurate? **7 Signs the Statistics Aren't Accurate**

- Statistics Benefit the Group Who Collected the Information.
- The Sample Size Is Small.
- Error Margins Are Too Large.
- The Sample Representation Is Inaccurate or Biased.
- Incentives are Inappropriate for the Sample.
- The Context Is Not Reported.
- The Statistic Flies in the Face of Precedent.

Similarly, you may ask, why do statistics need to be accurate?

Along the way, statisticians **can** help investigators avoid a wide variety of analytical traps. When analysts use **statistical** procedures correctly, they tend to produce **accurate** results. In fact, **statistical** analyses account for uncertainty and error in the results. Analyzing the data appropriately.

Why stats are misleading?

**Misleading statistics**, on the other hand, is a term that refers to the misusage of numerical data, either intentionally or due to error, that results in **misleading** information. **Misleading statistics** can deceive the receiver of the information if the receiver is not careful to notice the error or deception.