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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User Review  - trile1000 - LibraryThing

Short and interesting primer on how to understand the weaknesses behind statistics. We are thrown statistics in one shape or another all the time but what do they actually mean? What is the average ... Read full review

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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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About the author (1991)

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

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