How to Lie with Statistics

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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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User Review  - KamGeb - LibraryThing

I picked up this book because a statistics professor I loved read about it. I found my statistics professor explained the ideas better than the book. I also found the book VERY dated. I was expecting an amazing book, and was disappointed. Read full review

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User Review  - nmarun - LibraryThing

This is a classic but still an interesting read. It discloses many fallacies that people might come up with. The fallacy of correlation vs causation is illustrated with good examples. The book's small size does pack a good amount of information for the average stat reader. 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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