Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News,in Poli

Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News,in Poli

By: Blastland, Michael

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The Strunk and White of statistics team up to help the average person navigate the numbers in the news
Drawing on their hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show "More or Less," journalist Michael Blastland and internationally known economist Andrew Dilnot delight, amuse, and convert American mathphobes by showing how our everyday experiences make sense of numbers.
The radical premise of The Numbers Game is to show how much we already know and give practical ways to use our knowledge to become cannier consumers of the media. If you've ever wondered what "average" really means, whether the scare stories about cancer risk should convince you to change your behavior, or whether a story you read in the paper is biased (and how), you need this book. Blastland and Dilnot show how to survive and thrive on the torrent of numbers that pours through everyday life.

Title: Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News,in Poli

Author Name: Blastland, Michael

Categories: Mathematics,

Publisher: GOTHAM BOOKS:

ISBN Number: 1592404855

ISBN Number 13: 9781592404858

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: USED

Seller ID: 9781592404858

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