How to Lie With Statistics

How to Lie With Statistics

Book - 1993
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Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to fool rather than inform.
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1993
Copyright Date: ©1954
ISBN: 9780393310726
Branch Call Number: 519.5 H8721H 1993
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm


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Jul 31, 2018

A great inside view on the hidden aspects within a statistic. It shows just how easy it is to manipulate a statistic and is very informational on the fact that you shouldn't always trust everything you read. Overall, a very essential read and definitely one of my favorites!

Oct 28, 2017

A very concise and practical book to learn how to think in terms of statistics. The author exposes most of the problems and fallacies around this mathematical branch. The examples provided are to the point: clear, relevant and easy to follow.

A quick reading (about one hour) that will help you to have a more discerning and inquisitive posture about the myriad of numbers, graphics and data manipulations of modern world.


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