How to Lie with Statistics…

by DanB

How to Lie With Statistics

Originally printed in 1954 and now into its umpteen jillionth printing, this timeless classic was reminded to us by TNPCer Mike L. Mark Twain once said there are “lies,” “damned lies,” and “statistics.” This is the book that lays out how facts with figures can be used to pull the wool over your eyes and “prove” a totally biased point. Faster than a crooked roulette wheel Huff points out ways to warp the sample study, trick with the tabulation method, or intrigue with the interview technique. If you ever thought that statistics were being used to prove up is really down (and with elections gearing up here in the USA who hasn’t?) you’ll get a lot out of this book.

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