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Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists

Author: Joel Best
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif : University of California Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Best
ISBN: 9780520274709 0520274709 9780520219786 0520219783
OCLC Number: 828879664
Description: 206 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments Preface Introduction: The Worst Social Statistic Ever 1. The Importance of Social Statistics 2. Soft Facts: Sources of Bad Statistics 3. Mutant Statistics: Methods for Mangling Numbers 4. Apples and Oranges: Inappropriate Comparisons 5. Stat Wars: Conflicts over Social Statistics 6. Thinking about Social Statistics: The Critical Approach Afterword Notes Index
Responsibility: Joel Best.

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