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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘statistics’?

2)

Do you always believe government statistics?

3)

What are statistics like for unemployment and other economic indicators in your country?

4)

What are the craziest statistics you know of?

5)

What kind of statistics do you like?

6)

Do you think statistics related to climate change are worrying?

7)

Do you ever produce statistics?

8)

Do you like looking at sports statistics?

9)

Fletcher Knebel wrote: "Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics." What do you think of this quote?

10)

Someone once said that 98% of all statistics are made up. Do you agree?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

Do you like looking at statistics?

2)

What do statistics tell us?

3)

What statistics are most important in your life?

4)

Why are the measurements of a woman’s figure called vital statistics?

5)

What are crime statistics like in your country?

6)

What are the latest statistics you looked at?

7)

Do you think it would be interesting to study statistics?

8)

What kinds of statistic are you? Do you like being a statistic?

9)

Joseph Stalin wrote: "The death of one man is a tragedy.  The death of millions is a statistic." What do you think of this quote?

10)

Benjamin Disraeli wrote: "There are three kinds of lies - lies, damned lies, and statistics." What do you think of this quote?


 


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