How to Lie with Statistics

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Penguin Books, 1991 - Mathematics - 124 pages
142 Reviews
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
A fun introduction to the art of statistics. - Goodreads
And it's short and easy to read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Akilesh Radhakrishnan - Goodreads

Scarcely have I felt so much more informed after a book than after this one. The book is well-structured, the examples are clear and the importance of statistical literacy is driven home. A real eye-opener that rings true even 50 years after its time. Read full review

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User Review  - Will Plewa - Goodreads

Quite liked it. I am looking forward to rereading it. Read full review

About the author (1991)

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

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