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The numbers game : the commonsense guide to understanding numbers in the news, in politics, and in life

Author: Michael Blastland; A W Dilnot
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st paperback trade edView all editions and formats
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Numbers saturate the news, politics, and life. The average person can use basic knowledge and common sense to put the never-ending onslaught of facts and figures in their proper place.
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Blastland, Michael.
Numbers game.
New York : Gotham Books, 2010
(OCoLC)426802181
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Blastland; A W Dilnot
ISBN: 9781440655241 1440655243 9781440655289 1440655286
OCLC Number: 742621151
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Counting: use strawberry jam --
Size: it's personal --
Chance: the tiger that isn't --
Up and down: a man and his dog --
Averages: the white rainbow --
Performance: the whole elephant --
Risk: bring home the bacon --
Sampling: drinking from a fire hose --
Data: know the unknowns --
Shock figures: wayward tee shots --
Comparison: mind the gap --
Causation: think twice --
Last word.
Responsibility: Michael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot.

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Numbers saturate the news, politics, and life. The average person can use basic knowledge and common sense to put the never-ending onslaught of facts and figures in their proper place.

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