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Table of Contents
|Spotting Questionable Numbers|
|Statistical Benchmarks B|
|Severity and Frequency|
|Varieties Of Dubious Data C. Blunders C|
|The Slippery Decimal Point C|
|Botched Translations C|
|Misleading Graphs C|
|Careless Calculations D. Sources: Who Counted-and Why? D|
|Big, Round Numbers D|
|Shocking Claims D|
|Naming the Problem E. Definitions: What Did They Count? E|
|Broad Definitions E|
|Expanding Definitions E|
|Changing Definitions E|
|The Uncounted F. Measurements: How Did They Count? F|
|Creating Measures F|
|Odd Units of Analysis F|
|Loaded Questions F|
|Raising the Bar F|
|Technical Measures G. Packaging: What Are They Telling Us? G|
|Impressive Formats G|
|Misleading Samples G|
|Convenient Time Frames G|
|Peculiar Percentages G|
|Selective Comparisons G|
|Statistical Milestones G|
|Discoveries H. Debates: What If They Disagree? H|
|Causality Debates H|
|Equality Debates H|
|Stat-Spotting On Your Own|
|Summary: Common Signs Of Dubious Data|
|Better Data Some Characteristics|
|Afterword If You Had No Idea Things Were That Bad They Probably Aren't|
|Suggestions for Those Who Want to Continue Stat-Spotting|
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