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Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activisits

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Revised
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9780520274709

ISBN10:
0520274709
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/7/2012
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Univ of California Pr
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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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