Discussion on Statistical Precision: How Precise is “Very” Precise? Should We Say e.g. that The Mean Height of US Men is 5’10” Or Would It Be More “Scientific” to Say that it is 5’10.23416”? Name Institutional Affiliation Date of Submission Introduction Andrew Vickers the author of the book “What is a P-value Anyway? 34 Stories to Help You Understand Statistics” categorically states in the more logical. Such approached include the use of a median value to represent a particular value. For example the median value as in the case of Andrew Vickers’ experiment in the video clip ("Smart Pearson Player " 2018) is two legs and the median value for the height of US men is 5’10. References Smart Pearson Player. (2018). Mediaplayer.pearsoncmg.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018 from http://mediaplayer.pearsoncmg.com/assets/c3dff2uqYF16bKHTZsX1w4GTAiabmr1B [...]
mediaplayer.pearsoncmg.com In the video, the statistician says that scientific statements have to be very precise and we have to think hard about whether they are true. This can lead to discussions about: a. How precise is “very” precise? Should we say e.g., that the mean height of US men is 5’10” or would it be more “scientific” to say that it is 5’10.23416”?