Being data literate is an important skill because it helps us think critically about the way someone collects, analyzes, and presents data. It helps us ask important questions about the data and make informed decisions.
Unfortunately, there are many ways that data can be misused. For example, data can be selectively presented to support a certain point of view or to create a false impression. Data can also be manipulated or distorted to create a specific outcome or to hide important information.
This is why it’s important to be skeptical of someone else’s interpretation of the data. We need to ask questions about how the data was collected, how it was analyzed, and how it was presented. By being data literate, we can identify potential biases and inaccuracies in the data and make our own informed judgments.