How to Lie with Statistics

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Penguin Books, 1991 - Mathematics - 124 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 fool rather than 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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User Review  - Dragan Nanic - Goodreads

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

About the author (1991)

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

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