Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Why Argue with Statistics? Be A Man! Enlist!

Well, it seems that the non-liberal-leaning Heritage Foundation and the non-conservative-leaning National Priorities Project are both looking at military recruiting. Here are their dueling studies (and, perhaps, conclusions):

Heritage Foundation.

National Priorities Project.

Everyone is welcome to have fun reviewing them, as they appear to be based on the same data. Of course, are any conclusions drawn statistically significant? Even if so, do they support what the dueling press releases (Heritage Foundation, National Priorities Project 2005 data) claim?

We do have a question for the Heritage Foundation: If so many rich or "wealthier" Americans, however defined, are lining up to enlist, why hasn't the national media, including Fox News and the Washington Times, introduced us to at least a couple of them?


At 27 December, 2006 23:34, Blogger robash141 said...

They were counting College dormatory adresses as "low income households"

To show that very rich and very poor enlist at roughly the same rate.

That would be laughable if it wasn't such a bloody awful lie


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