IANS 5 and 6

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Chapter 5 was very interesting.  A tab bit confusing in ways, but very interesting.  I never took the time to realize how different and how the same a census could be.  This chapter goes into depth of how the same census or survey can say two different things, but have the same information.  It really is crazy the way you can read these types of things.  Chapter 6 however is the total opposite.  It goes into detail of how the same idea gets many different reponses.  With the issue about school choice, two totally differnt articles had the same poll and got all kinds of responses.  It never occured to me how articles with this type of informative information could be taken and broken down in so many ways.

"inside each of us, reporter and newspaper reader alike, is an Alice B. Toklas demanding to know the answer; but she very much needs to be balcance by a Gertrude Stein inquiring about the question." 

This quote is incredibly significant to every person.  We all need to break things down when reading them, first inquire about the question, while also demanding to know the answer at the same time.

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Jackie Johns said:

It is true that the same stat or poll report can have many different interpretations - as with ever situation in life. The quote you chose to include in your blog is also very pertainent to the subject - it just doesn't make sense to inquire for answers without first posing a question.

I completely agree that we have to want/need to look at the process and not just agree with the results.

Jeremy Barrick said:

I feel that it all depends on what the participant is looking for, the people involved are the ones who search for meaningless answers(ie, coffee is bad for you/ coffee is good for pregnant women)

Jackie Johns said:

It is true that the same stat or poll report can have many different interpretations - as with ever situation in life. The quote you chose to include in your blog is also very pertainent to the subject - it just doesn't make sense to inquire for answers without first posing a question.

I completely agree that we have to want/need to look at the process and not just agree with the results.

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