How to Lie with Statistics

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"There is terror in numbers," writes Darrell Huff in How to Lie with Statistics. And nowhere does this terror translate to blind acceptance of authority more than in the slippery world of averages, correlations, graphs, and trends. Huff sought to bre ...Continua
Roberto...
Ha scritto il 16/07/15
Instructive

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".

domenico paterna
Ha scritto il 15/05/14
After 60 years

still a great and usefull book to read

ary29
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
Taitai
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First published in 1954 (!), the book contains outdated figures for the examples.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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