How to Lie with Statistics

How to Lie with Statistics

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Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller 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 full rather than to inform.The idea was that the powder contained urea, which laboratory work was supposed to have demonstrated to be valuable for the purpose. ... last of these possibilities occurs, Doakes aamp; Company files the figures (well out of sight somewhere) and tries again. Sooner or ... The importance of using a small group is this: With a large group any difference produced by chance is likely to 40 how to lie with statistics.

Title:How to Lie with Statistics
Author:Darrell Huff
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2010-12-07


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