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Damned lies and statistics

Author: Best, Joel Publisher: University of California Press 2001.Language: EnglishDescription: 190 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780520219786Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HM535 .B47 2001
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Damned Lies and Statistics Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists Contents Acknowledgments · ix INTRODUCTION The Worst Social Statistic Ever · 1 1 THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL STATISTICS · 9 2 SOFT FACTS Sources of Bad Statistics · 3 MUTANT STATISTICS 30 Methods for Mangling Numbers · 62 4 APPLES AND ORANGES Inappropriate Comparisons · 5 STAT WARS 96 Conflicts over Social Statistics 6 128 THINKING ABOUT SOCIAL STATISTICS The Critical Approach 160 Notes · 173 Index · 187

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