More Damned Lies and Statistics

More Damned Lies and Statistics

How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

eBook - 2004
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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.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004
ISBN: 9781417540754
1417540753
9780520930025
0520930029
9781282357136
1282357131
9780520238305
0520238303
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xvii, 200 pages) : illustrations

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