How to Lie with Statistics


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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, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to fool rather than inform.

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Apr 10, 2014

A timeless classic

My father had this on his bookshelf when I was a kid several decades ago and it is still as fresh and relevant today as ever. I sent the copy I bought this time around to a Stanford professor who had important facts and conclusions, but marred them, in my view, by statistical graphics that unnecessarily distorted the underlying numbers.


Mar 18, 2010

Dated, but Hilarious

This is a great book exposing how statistics can be misused. It is dated, but the info is still accurate.


Jan 9, 2009

Relevant and Funny

This is a great little book, with extremely relevant information, delivered with a very tongue-in-cheek style of humor that is very refreshing.

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