How to Lie with Statistics

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This book introduces the reader to the niceties of samples (random or stratified random), averages (mean, median or modal), errors (probable, standard or unintentional), graphs, indexes, and other tools of democratic persuasion.
Ha scritto il 16/07/15

Funny and illuminating. It illustrates ways in which statistics are calculated and presented that are, at the best, ambiguous. And consequently gives you some tools to always question what statistics seem to "demonstrate".

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Ha scritto il 15/05/14
After 60 years

still a great and usefull book to read

Ha scritto il 18/07/09
Statistics for the layman
Although this booklet was first published over 50 years ago - and the income or demographic figures in the examples do show their age - its explanation of how to look at statistics is still valid. I totally concur in the foreword: professional statis...Continua
Ha scritto il 03/04/07
Don't be misled!
First published in 1954 (!), the book contains outdated figures for the examples. For instance, the annual salary surveyed with Yale graduates is laughingly small in today's perspective. However, the points illustrated are very likely still valid now...Continua

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