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

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Bibliographic Details
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
Contents:
  • 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.