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Public health has improved and evolved, but has the public's knowledge changed with it? This data set explores sample responses for two survey questions posed by Hans Rosling during lectures to a wide array of well-educated audiences.

Usage

rosling_responses

Format

A data frame with 278 rows and 3 variables:

question

ID for the question being posed.

response

Noting whether the response was correct or incorrect.

prob_random_correct

The probability the person would have guessed the answer correctly if they were guessing completely randomly.

Source

The samples we describe are plausible based on the exact rates observed in larger samples. For more info on the actual rates observed, visit https://www.gapminder.org.

Another relevant reference is a book by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund, and Ola Rosling called Factfulness.

Examples


frac_correct <- tapply(
rosling_responses$response == "correct", rosling_responses$question,
mean
)
frac_correct
#>                    children_in_2100 children_with_1_or_more_vaccination
#>                           0.1491228                           0.2400000
n <- table(rosling_responses$question) n #> #> children_in_2100 children_with_1_or_more_vaccination #> 228 50 expected <- tapply( rosling_responses$prob_random_correct,
rosling_responses\$question,
mean
)

# Construct confidence intervals.
se <- sqrt(frac_correct * (1 - frac_correct) / n)
# Lower bounds.
frac_correct - 1.96 * se
#>                    children_in_2100 children_with_1_or_more_vaccination
#>                           0.1028853                           0.1216186
# Upper bounds.
frac_correct + 1.96 * se
#>                    children_in_2100 children_with_1_or_more_vaccination
#>                           0.1953603                           0.3583814

# Construct Z-scores and p-values.
z <- (frac_correct - expected) / se
pt(z, df = n - 1)
#>                    children_in_2100 children_with_1_or_more_vaccination
#>               0.0000000000001058928               0.0643556683546200603