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1) DISCUSSION QUESTION

Find an online article (news, magazine, journal, etc.) on any subject that interests you that uses statistics to make its conclusion. Share a link in this thread.

Now answer these questions about that article:

  • What is the premise and conclusion of the argument based on statistics?
  • Determine whether or not the argument uses any deceptive statistics.
  • Give your opinion on whether or not the argument has persuaded you. Explain why or why not.
  • Determine the primary ways in which statistics or authority are used in your current position in developing persuasive arguments and provide examples here.

2) PEER REVIEW (ASHLEY)

Prevalence of and Trends in Diabetes Among Veterans

According to statistics, the prevalence of diabetes in US veterans is more than the entire population. This is because of the high incidence of obesity among the veteran population. Diabetes and obesity are genetically linked. The percentage of people with diabetes who were diagnosed dropped from 72.5% 2005-2008 to 6.7% in 2009-2012. In the NHANES participants, diabetes prevalence increased from 15.5% to 20% from 2005-2008. However, in the other surveys from 2009 to 2014, the number remained constant at 20%. Furthermore, the statistics showed that the prevalence of diabetes by the level of poverty did not decrease with the increasing income.

The argument uses deceptive statistics because the data on female veterans were not included. Additionally, the data did not report female veterans with the diabetes disorder which in reality it is not true. Also in the NHANES participants, the available data do not distinguish between the people who have type 1diabetes and those who have type 2diabetes. A more accurate data should be nationwide data with VA data which are more precise. There is no citation to prove the credibility of these data.

This argument has not persuaded me. I am not sure of the credibility of the statistical data provided. The obesity argument has not convinced me because according to the statistical data presented, it is health wise evident that a majority of obese people are highly susceptible to diabetes. Furthermore, the accuracy of NHANES data is not verified as compared with VA data.

Manufacturing Statistics is used in the manufacturing industry to show the sales volumes to the production volumes. The statistical data on sales maybe exaggerated to motivate the production employees to improve on efficiency to increase on the production volumes to achieve the necessary targets. For example, the number of cases of soda sold in August in Carolina was 1,708,180. This figure is more considering that average sales have never exceeded 1,200,000 cases.

Work Cited

Ying Liu et al., “Prevalence of and Trends in Diabetes Among Veterans, United States, 2005–2014”, 2017, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5737977/. Accessed 26 Oct. 2018.

3) PEER REVIEW (KEYANAH)

https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/82-percent-cosmetic-advertising-claims-are-bogus

The piece that I decided to write about is from an online beauty and lifestyle journal. Based on the argument the premise states that “By organizations exhibiting admirable images of woman and a beauty product with simply wordplay, these organizations can convince its customers that they will become ageless and have flawless skin.” These are the commercials professing to fuel our wants through emotions an emotional appeal. The conclusion is “to find a workable skin or hair care routine, you as the consumer must do the research and find the credibility in what is being advertised to you.”

I found the statistics to be true with sources being The Journal for Global Fashion Marketing. Also, Being a Hairstylist and Makeup Artist, I attend seminars and continued education classes that further educate us on cosmetic and hair care products. And the harsh chemicals to look for and potential benefits of certain ingredients for differences in people’s skin and hair.

Based on the argument of the writer Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, I agree and I am persuaded to actually read the information of\n products that make guarantees of youthfulness; or says a product is clinically and scientifically proven and endorsed by people of authority.


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