Research a current newspaper or popular-press magazine article that cites some sort of data. Explain how data support the message of the article. Would the article seem less authoritative without the data? Were the analyses descriptive or inferential? Provide a link to the article you discuss.
Discuss why statistics is important to public policy.
Based on the requirements laid out in O’Sullivan et al. Chapter 1, develop a research question in some area of public policy that interests you. Explain why your question meets the two criteria for a good research question.These questions are only a guide to your discussion, and while you should thoroughly answer them, you should also feel free to move beyond these questions in your discussion.

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