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ECON2330_02 – Economics & Business Stats 2

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Why is so important ethics in Statistics? What are the consequences of unethical behaviour while conducting statistical
analysis? Is there any positive aspect of unethical behaviour while conducting statistical analysis?

Please, elaborate within the limit.


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Part 1 is your understanding of DQ#2. This task includes your research and critical thinking about the question to make your
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Ethics are important in Statistics in order to give direction to research. So that it is objective and reflects the truth.
Personal gains need to kept aside while choosing a sample or conducting a survey. Prejudice can affect the
interpretation of data.
The consequences of unethical behaviour could be severe such as, it misrepresentation of data/facts to the
customers or shareholders. They would not know the real picture or the bigger truth. It is very important to be
unbiased and conduct surveys or statistical analysis.
Example: a vehicle might be marked high on safety but low of comfort. If only the data of safety is showed, then the
company is, in a way, misleading the shareholders/customers about the real picture.
Ethics will help in truthfulness and efficiency will not be generated unethically.
I don’t think there is any positive aspect of unethical behaviour while conducting analysis because those results
might impress someone in the short run, but they will just blindside you but profits can’t be generated in the long
run unethically because you are moulding the information for your personal gain. By following ethics, major losses
can be prevented.
Kalla, S. (2010, April 16). Ethics in Statistics. Https://Explorable.Com/Ethics-in-Statistics.
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by Shallu Shallu – Monday, 12 July 2021, 9:10 PM

In every field ethics are important because it provides discipline, correct information and many other aspects.
Researcher can gain information and knowledge if the field has some ethics. There will be no misinterpretation of
the data as well if ethics is there and ethics should be followed.
There are number of ways in which unethical behavior can arise in statistics. It is easy to manipulate and hide data,
if someone is prominent about their desires and numbers don’t actually speak. Therefore, it gives rise to a phrase
“Lies, damned lies and statistics”. It doesn’t happen all the time and there should be no reason to believe in the
decision made for statistical analysis.
Ethics in statistics in is uncomplicated and we can see little bit of complex at times. It depends on what kind of
statistical analysis has been done with the help of data. Unethical behavior can arise at any point from between
data collection to data interpretation (Kalla, 2021).
For instance, data can be made natively biased by posting wrong question which indicates strong emotion as
compared to objective realities. It happens every time when the survey has been conducted and focus on the
viewpoint rather than resulting for the truth.
Other example can be seen when scientists are not including the data aberration in their research and examine to
validate their viewpoint. It can be seen in both pure science and social sciences. By hiding or taking only the data
points which reinforce particular theory scientists therefore taking part in unethical behavior (Kalla, 2021).

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by Arpreet Singh Gulati – Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 1:47 PM

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Ethics plays important role while presenting data. Numbers provided in data don’t lie but their interpretation and
representation can be misleading. For instance, after survey has been conducted company may decide to publish
and provide only numbers and figures which reflects the company well or they can either totally neglect nor not
give much importance to other figures.
Surveys as well as polls often indulge in unethical behavior to support a viewpoint. For example: survey might not
reflect true public opinion as it is not statistically significant. On the contrary, some of the surveys don’t publish this
along with their poll which can be misleading.
As a researcher it’s important to be objective as well as they provide the complete information which can be
attained from experiment without hiding any information or hiding something for personal gain. Ethics plays
important role to give the right direction to research which reflects the truth and the objective of the research
(Kalla, 2021).

Kalla, S. (2021, July 13). Explorable. Retrieved from Explorable:
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Like in everything in life, ethics is highly crucial in statistics as well. In statistics it is usually very easy to hide and
manipulate data to get your desired results. We can see this unethical practice in any form from data collection to
data interpretation. This affects the reliability of the statistical analysis.

A statistician is hired by an employer who places his/her trust on them to provide an unbiased and accurate
analysis with regards to certain decision makings. If the statistician is not ethical and gives false data, the company
will end up making wrong decisions and may have to incur losses.

The American Statistical Association’s Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice clearly states that this is not
acceptable and is an offense to breach the trust of those who rely on statistical analysis for their decision making,
as they have the right to receive results of the standards they expect.

Moreover, the guidelines also state that it is deemed as unethical for an unqualified statistician to analyze data as
that can also lead to errors in results, which can cause issues for the company.

For instance; if a company manager wants to decide if it is beneficial to invest in new equipment or not, and if the
statistician gives a wrong analysis, he would make a heavy expense that is not of any use to the company.

I believe anything that is unethical can never have any positive value; thus, even in statistics there would not be any
benefits derived from such practice.

Association, C. o. (2018, April). American Statistical Association. Retrieved from
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by Anusha Chaluve – Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 2:21 PM

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