(2014), The consequences of political innumeracy
', Research & Politics, 1(2), pp.
remark too must hurt,' Locsin said in a tweet.
(14.) Joel Best, "Innumeracy
in Social Problems Construction: Missing Children, Vanishing Workers, and Other Statistical Claims," Argumentation 8, 4 (1994): 367-376; Henry H.
and scientific illiteracy is inability to do simple calculations, understand mathematical concepts, and lack of skills to question whether concepts are correct.
These include Bob Moses' (2001) Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algeba Project and John Allen Paulos' (2001) Innumeracy
: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences.
All the maths a normal grown-up needs can be read in John Allen Paulos's admirable 135-page booklet, Innumeracy
In any case, looking at the big picture is no excuse for innumeracy
. If education curtails murder, that is an argument in its favor.
Part of the problem is simple innumeracy
; many people usually don't know what to do with .08.
In "Doing Good," he reports on some perverse effects of empathy as recorded in the laboratory, including its "innumeracy
" (i.e., its lack of proportionality).
Table 4 reports the results excluding responses exhibiting our first definition of "innumeracy
," namely responses where the racial categories were all either above or below 28%.
The Texas Lottery was an example of this, and it served mainly to underscore our widespread innumeracy
: A surprising number of Texans thought state-run gaming would cover the full cost of public education in Texas.
About Minority Populations." Public Opinion Quarterly 57 (3): 332-347.