How to Lie with Statistics / Edition 1by Darrell Huff, Irving Geis
Pub. Date: 01/01/1954
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments ..... 6
Introduction ..... 7
Chapter 1: The Sample with the Built-in Bias ..... 11
Chapter 2: The Well-Chosen Average ..... 27
Chapter 3: The Little Figures That Are Not There ..... 37
Chapter 4: Much Ado about Practically Nothing ..... 53
Chapter 5: The Gee-Whiz Graph ..... 60
Chapter 6: The One-Dimensional Picture ..... 66
Chapter 7: The Semiattached Figure ..... 74
Chapter 8: Post Hoc Rides Again ..... 87
Chapter 9: How to Statisticulate ..... 100
Chapter 10: How to Talk Back to a Statistic ..... 122
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