Damned Lies and Statistics

Damned Lies and Statistics

Untangling Numbers From the Media, Politicians and Ctivists

eBook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780520953512
0520953517
Characteristics: 1 online resource (218 pages)

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