How to Lie with StatisticsOver Half a Million Copies Soldan HonesttoGoodness Bestseller 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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Contents
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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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