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Darrell Huff - How to Lie with Statistics - 9780140136296 - 9780141997971
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How to Lie with Statistics

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Description for How to Lie with Statistics Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 128 pages, maps. BIC Classification: PBT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 9. Weight in Grams: 104.

'A great introduction to a crucial topic' Bill Gates

'Perhaps the most popular book on statistics ever published ... It's a marvel ... gave me a peek behind the curtain of statistical manipulation, showing me how the swindling was done so that I would not be fooled again' Tim Harford

In 1954, Darrell Huff decided enough was enough. Fed up with politicians, advertisers and journalists using statistics to sensationalise, inflate, confuse, oversimplify and - on occasion - downright lie, he decided to shed light on their ill-informed and sneaky ways. How to Lie with Statistics is the result ... Read more

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

Reviews for How to Lie with Statistics
More relevant than ever . . . a great introduction to the use of statistics
Bill Gates A hilarious exploration of mathematical mendacity.... Every time you pick it up, what happens? Bang goes another illusion!
New York Times
A pleasantly subversive little book guaranteed to undermine your faith in the almighty statistic

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