How to Lie with Statistics, Paperback Book

How to Lie with Statistics Paperback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Probability & statistics
  • ISBN: 9780140136296

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A useful guide to looking carefully at how data is presented to you in popular media and how the conclusions are then drawn. More journalists should read this to avoid perpetuating the same errors. Editors should read it even more carefully. It is of course a guide to avoiding lies through the use of statistics. Very non-mathy and easily understandable, even if you didn't get any maths qualifiactions.

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