How to Lie with Statistics

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1993-10-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic,probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, theinterview technique, or the way results are derived from the figures,and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to foolrather than to inform.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Sample with the Built-in Biasp. 11
The Well-Chosen Averagep. 27
The Little Figures That Are Not Therep. 37
Much Ado about Practically Nothingp. 53
The Gee-Whiz Graphp. 60
The One-Dimensional Picturep. 66
The Semiattached Figurep. 74
Post Hoc Rides Againp. 87
How to Statisticulatep. 100
How to Talk Back to a Statisticp. 122
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