How to Lie with Statistics (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Dec 7, 2010 - Mathematics - 144 pages
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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 full rather than to inform.
  

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Interesting and easy to read. - Goodreads
A very funny introduction to the misuse of statistics. - Goodreads
On the bright side, the illustrations were nice. - Goodreads
A piece of writing as practical as it is poignant. - Goodreads
A fun introduction to the art of statistics. - Goodreads
And it's short and easy to read. - Goodreads

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I still wonder why Trigonometry and Calculus are offered in high school, but Statistics is not. It's such a broad subject that is used in so many fields-even forgetting all of the numbers we read in ... Read full review

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The humor and, in particular, the drawings, are really outdated, to put it charitably: racist and sexist (natives with bones through their noses, eg). Otherwise, this is a really lucid read, the kind ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
8
Introduction
9
The Sample with the Builtin Bias
13
The WellChosen Average
29
The Little Figures That Are Not There
39
Much Ado about Practically Nothing
55
The GeeWhiz Graph
62
The OneDimensional Picture
68
The Semiattached Figure
76
Post Hoc Rides Again
89
How to Statisticulate
102
How to Talk Back to a Statistic
124
Copyright

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Darrell Huff lives in Carmel, California.

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