How to Lie with Statistics

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First published in 1954 (!), the book contains outdated figures for the examples.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