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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 full rather than to inform.
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Illustrator and author pool their considerable talents to provide light lively reading and cartoon far which will entertain, really inform, and take the wind out of many an overblown statistical sail.
A pleasantly subversive little book, guaranteed to undermine your faith in the almighty statistic.
A hilarious exploration of mathematical mendacity.... Every time you pick it up, what happens? Bang goes another illusion!
In one short take after another, Huff picks apart the ways in which marketers use statistics, charts, graphics and other ways of presenting numbers to baffle and trick the public. The chapter "How to Talk Back to a Statistic" is a brilliant step-by-step guide to figuring out how someone is trying to deceive you with data.
Darrell Huff lives in Carmel, California.
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Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780393310726
Book Description WW Norton & Co, United States, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Irving Geis (illustrator). Reissue. Language: English. Brand new Book. From distorted graphs and biased samples to misleading averages, there are countless statistical dodges that lend cover to anyone with an ax to grind or a product to sell. With abundant examples and illustrations, Darrell Huff's lively and engaging primer clarifies the basic principles of statistics and explains how they're used to present information in honest and not-so-honest ways. Now even more indispensable in our data-driven world than it was when first published, How to Lie with Statistics is the book that generations of readers have relied on to keep from being fooled. Seller Inventory # AAC9780393310726
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. If you want to outsmart a crook, learn his tricks--Darrell Huff explains exactly how in the classic How to Lie with Statistics . From distorted graphs and biased samples to misleading aver.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 144 pages. 0.217. Seller Inventory # 9780393310726
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Book Description W. W. Norton & Company 1993-12-07, New York, 1993. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780393310726
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