How to Lie with Statistics

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W. W. Norton & Company, Dec 7, 2010 - Mathematics - 144 pages
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Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness 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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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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The book provides two or three interesting insights about sampling techniques, but I would not recommend it to anyone who has already studied Basic Statistics. It comprises basic statistics concepts ... Read full review

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Good book for massses. But if you have studied engineering/maths and had observed the world around over the time you can yourself observe how people lie with the statistics. 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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