How to Lie with Statistics

How to Lie with Statistics

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This book introduces the reader to the niceties of samples (random or stratified random), averages (mean, median or modal), errors (probable, standard or unintentional), graphs, indexes and other tools of democratic persuasion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • maps
  • 0140136290
  • 9780140136296
  • 6,708

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Mr. Huff's lively, human-interest treatment of the dry-as-bones subject of statistics is a timely tonic. . . . This book needed to be written, and makes its points in an entertaining and highly readable manner. Illustrator and author pool their considerable talents to provide light lively reading and cartoon far which will entertain, really inform, and take the wind out of many an overblown statistical sail. A pleasantly subversive little book, Guaranteed to undermine your faith in the almighty statistic.
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About Darrell Huff

Darrell Huff (1913-2001) was a professional writer. He lived in Carmel, California.
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7,286 ratings
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