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How to lie with statistics

Author: Darrell Huff
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 dodges which are used to fool rather than inform.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Darrell Huff
ISBN: 0393310728 9780393310726
OCLC Number: 28507867
Description: 144 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The Sample with the built-in bias --
The Well-chosen average --
The Little figures that are not there --
Much ado about practically nothing --
The Gee-whiz graph --
The One-dimensional picture --
The Semiattached figure --
Post hoc rides again --
How to statisticulate --
How to talk back to a statistic.
Responsibility: by Darrell Huff ; illustrated by Irving Geis.

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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 dodges which are used to fool rather than inform.

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