How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff

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Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller


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 the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.
 

About Darrell Huff

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Darrell Huff lives in Carmel, California.
 
Published January 19, 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. 145 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The US does not have the world's best primary or secondary education - far from it - despite spending more money than anyplace else - and the strength of US universities in research and development is in large part due to the presence of large numbers of graduate students, postdocs, and professor...

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He acknowledges that's not necessarily a bad thing—"meat is a great source of high-quality proteins that help children fully develop mentally and physically," Gates notes—but it does raise issues, such as clearing forests for farmland, which "contributes to climate change, as do the greenhouse ga...

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