How to Lie with Statistics

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Penguin Books, 1991 - Mathematics - 124 pages
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 fool rather than inform.

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User Review  - elam11 - LibraryThing

This was entertaining, and I think it could serve as a good introductory text to thinking skeptically about information presented as fact (information literacy skills ahoy!). If you're already ... Read full review

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User Review  - andycyca - LibraryThing

Sixty years after its first edition, this book is still true to its purpose: how to catch a lot of tricks, half-truths and purposeful omissions in everyday statistics. Written for the layman and ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Darrell Huff (1913-2001) was a professional writer. He lived in Carmel, California.

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