Confusion Between Odds and Probability, a Pandemic?

Lawrence V. Fulton, Francis A. Mendez, Nathaniel D. Bastian, R. Muzaffer Musal
2012 Journal of Statistics Education  
This manuscript discusses the common confusion between the terms probability and odds. To emphasize the importance and responsibility of being meticulous in the dissemination of information and knowledge, this manuscript reveals five cases of sources of inaccurate statistical language imbedded in the dissemination of information to the general public. The five cases presented are: Texas Lottery, Texas PowerBall, the Discovery Education Website, ScienceNews, and the Oregon State website.
doi:10.1080/10691898.2012.11889647 fatcat:dbqaadjepjcxxalse4o33ivrku