Abstract: Required reading for anyone who has ever picked up a newspaper, watched TV, or listened to a politician. Describes in layman's terms how statistics can be used to mislead, and tells how the reader can pierce through the veil.
Keywords: book review, reference, current_events, sociology, politics, education, statistics, deception, critical thinking, statistics, statistical data, media bias.
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Title: How to Lie with Statistics
Author: Darrell Huff
Illustrator: Irving Geis
Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company
Date Published: August 1993
ISBN: 0393310728
LOCN: HA29.H82 1993
Dewey: 519.5 20
Pages: 142
Figures: 84
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Chapter 1: The Sample with the Built-in Bias

Chapter 2: The Well-Chosen Average

Chapter 3: The Little Figures That Are Not There

Chapter 4: Much Ado about Practically Nothing

Chapter 5: The Gee-Whiz Graph

Chapter 6: The One-Dimensional Picture

Chapter 7: The Semiattached Figure

Chapter 8: Post Hoc Rides Again

Chapter 9: How to Statisticulate

Chapter 10: How to Talk Back to a Statistic


Author:        Huff, Darrell.
Title:         How to lie with statistics / by Darrell Huff ;
                  illustrated  by Irving Geis.
Published:     New York : Norton, 1993.
Description:   142 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
LC Call No.:   HA29.H82 1993
Dewey No.:     519.5 20
ISBN:          0393310728
Subjects:      Statistics.
Control No.:   93028401 


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