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  - Joćo - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Chandra Kethi-reddy - Goodreads

"Many a statistic is false on its face. It gets by only because the magic of numbers brings about a suspension of common sense." Everyone should read this book. Old but gold. As interesting for its ... Read full review

About the author (1991)

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

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