How to Lie with Statistics

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Penguin Books, 1991 - Mathematics - 124 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 fool rather than 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
I often find them dull, boring, and difficult to read. - Goodreads
A piece of writing as practical as it is poignant. - Goodreads
A fun introduction to the art of statistics. - Goodreads

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User Review  - John Esterly - Goodreads

I hate to be so negative about a book, but this one is almost unreadable. I diligently read the first two chapters, then paged through the rest. It was written in the 1950s, so much of the data ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vish Wam - Goodreads

Pros: A revelation that could bring the common man out of mass media's misguiding bluffs. Illustrations and case reports are hilarious. A must read for every man, the scientist and the layman alike ... Read full review

About the author (1991)

Darrell Huff (1913-2001) was a professional writer. He lived in Carmel, California.

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