The effects of a fixed mindset on understanding statistics


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Originally published at: https://eduk8.me/2018/11/the-effects-of-a-fixed-mindset-on-understanding-statistics/

In 1999, an English solicitor named Sally Clark went on trial for the murder of her two infant sons. She claimed both succumbed to sudden infant death syndrome. An expert witness for the prosecution, Sir Roy Meadow, argued that the odds of SIDS claiming two children from such an affluent family were 1 in 73…