Tag Archives: Statistics

The problem with “6 in 10 Singaporeans think media regulations are balanced”

EDIT: I overgeneralized and misrepresented the out-group earlier by saying “they said they don’t care”. Technically, they didn’t say they care. Minor but significant distinction. It makes the whole thing a little bit murkier. Here’s the article you’re most likely … Continue reading

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Samuel Wee’s response to ST’s explanation

The Saga Continues… Part 1: Want your opinions distorted and misrepresented? Write in to the Straits Times! Part 2: ST’s justification for its editing of Forum opinions. Dear Mr Yap, I thank you greatly for the courtesy of your reply. … Continue reading

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Straits Times Fail 04: Weak Justification For Modifying Your Letters

Continuing where we left off, from: Want your opinions distorted and misrepresented? Write in to The Straits Times! Dear Mr Wee, Thank you for writing in. You highlighted two main changes to your letter which you felt collectively misrepresented your meaning. We do … Continue reading

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Straits Times Fail 03: Heavily Modifying Your Opinions

UPDATE: The Straits Times responded! Here it is: ST’s justification of its liberal editing of Forum opinions. I’ve always had a soft spot for The Straits Times. They have a wonderful habit of manipulating statistics and distorting people’s opinions. But I … Continue reading

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Straits Times Fail 02: Watering Down Your Letters

I decided to Google myself, and look what I found- a submission I made to The Straits Times’ Forum actually got a bit of attention! I remembered that what made it through wasn’t exactly what I sent, so I dug … Continue reading

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Straits Times Fail 01: Statistical Manipulation

SINGAPORE students have done well in their studies. The Ministry of Education (MOE) released the breakdown by ethnic groups on Monday which showed significant progress made in GCE O and A-levels examinations over the past 10 years. The biggest improvement … Continue reading

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