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How to lie with statistics

Author: Darrell Huff; Irving Geis
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A "humorous dissertation on statistical prevarication. The sample with the built-in bias, the well-chosen average, the insignificant difference, the one-dimensional picture, and the unwarranted assumption are among the subjects treated."
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Darrell Huff; Irving Geis
ISBN: 0393052648 9780393052640 039309426X 9780393094268
OCLC Number: 225473
Description: 142 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 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 ; pictures by Irving Geis.

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A "humorous dissertation on statistical prevarication. The sample with the built-in bias, the well-chosen average, the insignificant difference, the one-dimensional picture, and the unwarranted assumption are among the subjects treated."

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1 The Sample with the Built-in Bias 2 The Well-Chosen Average 3 The Little Figures That Are Not There 4 Much Ado about Practically Nothing 5 The Gee-Whiz Graph 6 The One-Dimensional Picture 7 The Semiattached Figure 8 Post Hoc Rides Again 9 How to Statisticulate 10 How to Talk Back to a Statistic

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