How to Lie with Statistics (Google eBook)

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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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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
I often find them dull, boring, and difficult to read. - Goodreads
And it's short and easy to read. - Goodreads

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I'll quote the very end of the book, which is itself a quote from Twain's Life on Mississippi: There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hom Sack - Goodreads

Still a good read after 40 years. Full of humorous examples. But most of all, practical advice: Not all the statistical information that you may come upon can be tested ... But you can prod the stuff ... 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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