Genre : Mathematics
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN_10 : 9780393070873
Copyright Year : 2010-12-07
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If you want to outsmart a crook, learn his tricks—Darrell Huff explains exactly how in the classic How to Lie with Statistics. From distorted graphs and biased samples to misleading averages, there are countless statistical dodges that lend cover to anyone with an ax to grind or a product to sell. With abundant examples and illustrations, Darrell Huff’s lively and engaging primer clarifies the basic principles of statistics and explains how they’re used to present information in honest and not-so-honest ways. Now even more indispensable in our data-driven world than it was when first published, How to Lie with Statistics is the book that generations of readers have relied on to keep from being fooled.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN_10 : 9780393310726
Copyright Year : 1993-10-17
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Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.

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Genre : Statistics
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : OCLC:926306643
Copyright Year : 1994
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📒 Understanding Statistics And Experimental Design by MICHAEL. FRANCIS HERZOG (GREGORY. CLARKE, AARON.)

Genre : Animal behavior
Publisher : Springer
ISBN_10 : 9783030034993
Copyright Year : 2019-01-01
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This open access textbook provides the background needed to correctly use, interpret and understand statistics and statistical data in diverse settings. Part I makes key concepts in statistics readily clear. Parts I and II give an overview of the most common tests (t-test, ANOVA, correlations) and work out their statistical principles. Part III provides insight into meta-statistics (statistics of statistics) and demonstrates why experiments often do not replicate. Finally, the textbook shows how complex statistics can be avoided by using clever experimental design. Both non-scientists and students in Biology, Biomedicine and Engineering will benefit from the book by learning the statistical basis of scientific claims and by discovering ways to evaluate the quality of scientific reports in academic journals and news outlets.

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📒 How To Lie With Maps by Mark Monmonier

Genre : Science
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
ISBN_10 : 9780226029009
Copyright Year : 2014-12-10
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Originally published to wide acclaim, this lively, cleverly illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these easy-to-manipulate models of reality. Monmonier shows that, despite their immense value, maps lie. In fact, they must. The second edition is updated with the addition of two new chapters, 10 color plates, and a new foreword by renowned geographer H. J. de Blij. One new chapter examines the role of national interest and cultural values in national mapping organizations, including the United States Geological Survey, while the other explores the new breed of multimedia, computer-based maps. To show how maps distort, Monmonier introduces basic principles of mapmaking, gives entertaining examples of the misuse of maps in situations from zoning disputes to census reports, and covers all the typical kinds of distortions from deliberate oversimplifications to the misleading use of color. "Professor Monmonier himself knows how to gain our attention; it is not in fact the lies in maps but their truth, if always approximate and incomplete, that he wants us to admire and use, even to draw for ourselves on the facile screen. His is an artful and funny book, which like any good map, packs plenty in little space."—Scientific American "A useful guide to a subject most people probably take too much for granted. It shows how map makers translate abstract data into eye-catching cartograms, as they are called. It combats cartographic illiteracy. It fights cartophobia. It may even teach you to find your way. For that alone, it seems worthwhile."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times ". . . witty examination of how and why maps lie. [The book] conveys an important message about how statistics of any kind can be manipulated. But it also communicates much of the challenge, aesthetic appeal, and sheer fun of maps. Even those who hated geography in grammar school might well find a new enthusiasm for the subject after reading Monmonier's lively and surprising book."—Wilson Library Bulletin "A reading of this book will leave you much better defended against cheap atlases, shoddy journalism, unscrupulous advertisers, predatory special-interest groups, and others who may use or abuse maps at your expense."—John Van Pelt, Christian Science Monitor "Monmonier meets his goal admirably. . . . [His] book should be put on every map user's 'must read' list. It is informative and readable . . . a big step forward in helping us to understand how maps can mislead their readers."—Jeffrey S. Murray, Canadian Geographic

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 9780520953512
Copyright Year : 2012-08-07
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Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how numbers can confuse us. In his new afterword, Best uses examples from recent policy debates to reflect on the challenges to improving statistical literacy. Since its publication ten years ago, Damned Lies and Statistics has emerged as the go-to handbook for spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers.

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📒 A Field Guide To Lies by Daniel J. Levitin

Genre : Education
Publisher : Dutton Adult
ISBN_10 : 0525955224
Copyright Year : 2016-09-06
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We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them.

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📒 Graphs Don T Lie by Lee Baker

Genre : Education
Publisher : Lee Baker
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Copyright Year : 2018-02-12
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Sarah Palin, abortions, global warming and Usain Bolt. The CEO of Apple, 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995, Fox News and 193%. This book has got scandals galore! With 9 witty chapters taking you on a roller coaster tour of graphical lies, pictorial deceits and pie charts of mayhem, this might just be the most entertaining book about graphs you’ll read this year. Did you know that between them, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney enjoyed a total of 193% support from Republican candidates in the 2012 US primaries? It must be true – it was on a pie chart broadcast on Fox News. Did you also know that the number 34 is smaller than 14, and zero is much bigger than 22? Honest, it’s true, it was published in a respectable national newspaper after the 2017 UK General Election. There can’t have been any kind of misdirection here because they were all shown on a pie chart. In this astonishing book, award winning statistician and author Lee Baker uncovers how politicians, the press, corporations and other statistical conmen use graphs and charts to deceive their unwitting audience. Like how a shocking, and yet seemingly innocuous statement as “Every year since 1950, the number of children gunned down has doubled”, meant that there should have been at least 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995 alone, the year the quote was printed in a reputable journal. Or how an anti-abortion group made their point by trying to convince us all that 327,000 is actually a larger number than 935,573. Nice try, but no cigar – we weren’t born yesterday. In his trademark sardonic style, the author reveals the secrets of how the statistical hustlers use graphs and charts to manipulate and misrepresent for political or commercial gain – and often get away with it. Written as a layman’s guide to lying, cheating and deceiving with graphs, there’s not a dull page in sight! And it’s got elephants in it too… Discover the exciting world of lying with graphs and charts. Get this book, TODAY!

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Publisher : Independently Published
ISBN_10 : 1095555073
Copyright Year : 2019-05-10
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Big Brother is watching you. Discover how statistics can be used to control our society. Have you ever wondered what your neighbor does every morning at 8:35 am, when you hear weird sounds coming from his balcony? Did you ever realize that the "likes" you put on other people ́s Instagram account will influence the next summer collection of Zara, H&M and Nike? Are you aware that whenever you swipe your credit card in the supermarket, you are not only paying with money, but you are giving valuable personal data away for free? The science of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data became a powerful tool to get useful information about humans and their environment. Personal data has more value than ever and yet you leave terabytes of it for free on your devices or floating around in your cloud. Not only do Google and Facebook harvest billions from using your data for advertising, but talented hackers have also created a luxurious living from stealing and selling your data. In our high tech world, decision making is based on evidence instead of assumptions. By now our entire world is build around reliable statistics. ...ehm HOLD ON. Reliable? If I tell you baldness raises the cardiovascular disease risk up to 70%, it is a true fact. What I forgot to mention is baldness and old age are related. So what is the cause of cardiovascular diseases? Baldness or old age? Statistics can be misleading and manipulating. Yet there are incredible examples of how statistics helped to solve crimes and find a serial killer. In "Statistics for Beginners", you ́ll discover: How statistics replaced religion and what happened to god What will happen when robots will take the world leadership and how close we are to a gigantic robot invasion How statistics can save or destroy the world with simple tricks scientists use to present their so called "proven evidence" How statistics helped an old lady to get her stolen purse back What the customer sees is not even close to the truth and why How fishing crews and emancipation are connected Why being a voluntary prisoner in Stanford Prison revolutionized the history of statistics How to create a future vision and bring Star Wars into real life and much more... Discover the power of statistics and how they change your daily life. You should know how to interpret the numbers, facts and studies you consume to be ahead of everyone else and become an insider instead of an innocent victim. If you want to know who is watching you and why then Scroll up and click the "add to cart" button.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 0520930029
Copyright Year : 2004-09-06
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In this sequel to the acclaimed Damned Lies and Statistics, which the Boston Globe said "deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk," Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account of how statistics are produced, used, and misused by everyone from researchers to journalists. Underlining the importance of critical thinking in all matters numerical, Best illustrates his points with examples of good and bad statistics about such contemporary concerns as school shootings, fatal hospital errors, bullying, teen suicides, deaths at the World Trade Center, college ratings, the risks of divorce, racial profiling, and fatalities caused by falling coconuts. More Damned Lies and Statistics encourages all of us to think in a more sophisticated and skeptical manner about how statistics are used to promote causes, create fear, and advance particular points of view. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues: missing numbers are relevant but overlooked; confusing numbers bewilder when they should inform; scary numbers play to our fears about the present and the future; authoritative numbers demand respect they don’t deserve; magical numbers promise unrealistic, simple solutions to complex problems; and contentious numbers become the focus of data duels and stat wars. The author's use of pertinent, socially important examples documents the life-altering consequences of understanding or misunderstanding statistical information. He demystifies statistical measures by explaining in straightforward prose how decisions are made about what to count and what not to count, what assumptions get made, and which figures are brought to our attention. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues. Entertaining, enlightening, and very timely, this book offers a basis for critical thinking about the numbers we encounter and a reminder that when it comes to the news, people count—in more ways than one.

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