Statistical Tricks and Traps: An Illustrated Guide to the Misuses of Statistics
Part F Assumptions -- 13. Whom Can You Trust? -- 14. What's a Cool Face? -- Part G Association and Causation -- 15. Unhealthy Water? -- 16. Testosterone Causes Aggressiveness? -- 17. Liquor Outlets Cause Crime? -- Part H Confounding -- 18. Soybeans or Animal Fat? -- 19. Does Designated Driving Work? -- Part I Sampling -- 20. Predicting a Presidential Election? -- 21. Franklin Roosevelt a Loser? -- 22. Bias All Around Us? -- Part J Measurement -- 23. Whom Do You Trust? -- 24. Valid Predictors of Achievement? -- 25. Achieving at Grade Level? -- Part K The Big Picture -- 26. Are You an Individual?
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