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

"Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how numbers can confuse us. In his new afterword, Best uses examples from recent policy debates to reflect on the challenges to improving statistical literacy. Since its publication ten years ago, Damned L...

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Main Author: Best, Joel
Language:English
Published: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, [2012], ©2012.
Edition:Updated edition.
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Physical Description:xii, 206 pages ; 22 cm
Format: Book
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"Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how numbers can confuse us. In his new afterword, Best uses examples from recent policy debates to reflect on the challenges to improving statistical literacy. Since its publication ten years ago, Damned Lies and Statistics has emerged as the go-to handbook for spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers."--book jacket.
Note:Previous edition: 2001.
Call Number:HM535 .B47 2012
Bibliography Note:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780520274709 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520274709 (cloth : alk. paper)