How to Lie with Statistics
By Darrell Huff
- Release Date: 2010-12-07
- Genre: Mathematics
How to Lie with Statistics Darrell Huff Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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 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.
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Statistics for People Bad at Math
"How to Lie With Statistics" is a great book about the many incorrect things that can be easily "proven" with mathematics, and how you can avoid falling for it. The real strength of the book is that it gets it's point across with simple terms and examples that most non-mathematicians will be able to easily follow. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in taking a more critical look at our world from a numerical perspective, but wants to do it without an advanced degree.
This is a fascinating and fun read that demonstrates how easy it is to deceive with simple statistics. Even if some of the examples are a bit outdated, they are still very relevant and this book should be read for your own protection.
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