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Stat-spotting : a field guide to identifying dubious data

Author: Joel Best
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Updated and expandeditionView all editions and formats
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"Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Is methamphetamine our number one drug problem today? Alarming statistics bombard our daily lives, appearing in the news, on the Web, seemingly everywhere. But all too often, even the most respected publications present numbers that are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Best
ISBN: 9780520957077 0520957075
OCLC Number: 861528155
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 146 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part 1. Getting started --
part 2. Varieties of dubious data --
part 3. Stat-spotting on your own.
Responsibility: Joel Best.

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