Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists / Joel Best.

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Main Author: Best, Joel
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2001], ©2001.
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Physical Description:ix, 190 pages ; 22 cm
Format: Book

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505 0 |a Introduction: the worst social statistic ever -- The importance of social statistics -- Soft facts: sources of bad statistics -- Mutant statistics: methods for mangling numbers -- Apples and oranges: inappropriate comparisons -- Stat wars: conflicts over social statistics -- Thinking about social statistics: the critical approach. 
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