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 fun introduction to the art of statistics. - Goodreads
And it's short and easy to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Full of fun and interesting examples, but very little new insights. I guess it doesn't help it was written in the 50's. Most lies and tricks are old by now. Read full review

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

Great book, glad I was finally bake to read it. Can't wait it naked it an assigned reading for my class next year 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
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Darrell Huff lives in Carmel, California.

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