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How to Lie with Statisticsby Darrell Huff
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"A 1954 classic that continues to dispel false beliefs and inform the statistically naive. Huff's direct and witty style exposes how advertisers, government and the media mislead their audiences through the misuse of statistics. Huff then explains how the reader can see through the smoke and mirrors to get to the real meaning ? if any ? of what is presented." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"This book needed to be written, and makes its points in an entertaining, highly readable manner." Management Review
"A pleasantly subversive little book, guaranteed to undermine your faith in the almighty statistic." The Atlantic
"Illustrator and author pool their considerable talents to provide light lively reading and cartoons which will entertain, really inform, and take the wind out of many an overblown statistical sail." Library Journal
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 results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to fool rather than to inform.
Mr. Huff's lively, human-interest treatment of the dry-as-bones subject of statistics is a timely tonic. . . . This book needed to be written, and makes its points in an entertaining and highly readable manner.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.
About the Author
Darrell Huff lives in Carmel, California.
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