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A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age

Author: Daniel J Levitin; Dan Piraro
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio ; [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2016] ℗2016 ©2016
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Daniel J. Levitin shows listeners how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways people can use them to make lies sound like the truth.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Books on CD
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Levitin; Dan Piraro
ISBN: 9781524702540 1524702544 9781524702526 1524702528
OCLC Number: 936002273
Notes: Title from container.
Performer(s): Read by Dan Piraro.
Description: 6 audio discs (7 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction: Thinking, critically --
Part one: Evaluating numbers. Plausibility ; Fun with averages ; Axis shenanigans ; Hijinks with how numbers are reported ; How numbers are collected ; Probabilities --
Part two: Evaluating words. How do we know? ; Identifying expertise ; Overlooked, undervalued alternative explanations ; Counterknowledge --
Part three: Evaluating the world. How science works ; Logical fallacies ; Knowing what you don't know ; Bayesian thinking in science and in court ; Four case studies --
Conclusion: Discovering your own --
Appendix: Application of Bayes' Rule. --
Glossary.
Other Titles: Critical thinking in the information age
Responsibility: Daniel J. Levitin ; read by Dan Piraro.

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Daniel J. Levitin shows listeners how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways people can use them to make lies sound like the truth.

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