How To Lie With Statistics

Author: Darrell Huff
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393070875
Size: 49.20 MB
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If you want to outsmart a crook, learn his tricks—Darrell Huff explains exactly how in the classic How to Lie with Statistics. From distorted graphs and biased samples to misleading averages, there are countless statistical dodges that lend cover to anyone with an ax to grind or a product to sell. With abundant examples and illustrations, Darrell Huff’s lively and engaging primer clarifies the basic principles of statistics and explains how they’re used to present information in honest and not-so-honest ways. Now even more indispensable in our data-driven world than it was when first published, How to Lie with Statistics is the book that generations of readers have relied on to keep from being fooled.

How To Lie With Statistics

Author: Darrell Huff
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393094268
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Alerts the reader to the manipulative potential of statistics and suggests ways of using these tricks to one's own advantage

How To Lie With Statistics

Author: Jordan Conner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781514780121
Size: 43.27 MB
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Discover a Simple Guide on How to Lie with Statistics You're about to discover a proven strategy on what to do when you need to lie. When most of us were kids, we often hear out parents tell us not to lie (at least to them). During your childhood and teenage years, you would most likely get punished when you were caught lying. But as you grow older, you realize that lying is essential. In fact, it is an essential skill. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Why Do People Lie? Lying With Statistics Common lies in statistics Are you willing to lie? How to lie for a better cause Much, much more! Purchase your copy today!

More Damned Lies And Statistics

Author: Joel Best
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520930025
Size: 39.99 MB
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In this sequel to the acclaimed Damned Lies and Statistics, which the Boston Globe said "deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk," Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account of how statistics are produced, used, and misused by everyone from researchers to journalists. Underlining the importance of critical thinking in all matters numerical, Best illustrates his points with examples of good and bad statistics about such contemporary concerns as school shootings, fatal hospital errors, bullying, teen suicides, deaths at the World Trade Center, college ratings, the risks of divorce, racial profiling, and fatalities caused by falling coconuts. More Damned Lies and Statistics encourages all of us to think in a more sophisticated and skeptical manner about how statistics are used to promote causes, create fear, and advance particular points of view. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues: missing numbers are relevant but overlooked; confusing numbers bewilder when they should inform; scary numbers play to our fears about the present and the future; authoritative numbers demand respect they don’t deserve; magical numbers promise unrealistic, simple solutions to complex problems; and contentious numbers become the focus of data duels and stat wars. The author's use of pertinent, socially important examples documents the life-altering consequences of understanding or misunderstanding statistical information. He demystifies statistical measures by explaining in straightforward prose how decisions are made about what to count and what not to count, what assumptions get made, and which figures are brought to our attention. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues. Entertaining, enlightening, and very timely, this book offers a basis for critical thinking about the numbers we encounter and a reminder that when it comes to the news, people count—in more ways than one.

Standard Deviations

Author: Gary Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780715651032
Size: 79.92 MB
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Damned Lies And Statistics

Author: Joel Best
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520953517
Size: 25.86 MB
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Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how numbers can confuse us. In his new afterword, Best uses examples from recent policy debates to reflect on the challenges to improving statistical literacy. Since its publication ten years ago, Damned Lies and Statistics has emerged as the go-to handbook for spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers.

A Field Guide To Lies And Statistics

Author: Daniel Levitin
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241974860
Size: 33.70 MB
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A guide to critical thinking in the 'post-truth' era, from the author of Sunday Times best-seller The Organized Mind We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. Daniel Levitin teaches us how to effectively ask ourselves: can we really know that? And how do they know that? In this eye-opening, accessible guide filled with fascinating examples and practical takeaways, acclaimed neuroscientist Daniel Levitin shows us how learning to understand statistics will enable you to make better, smarter judgements on the world around you.