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More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

By: Best, Joel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520238305

ISBN: 0520238303

Condition: USED


In this sequel to the acclaimed "Damned Lies and Statistics, "which the "Boston Globe "said "deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk," Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account of how statistics are produced, used, and misused by everyone from researchers to journalists. Underlining the importance of critical thinking in all matters numerical, Best illustrates his points with examples of good and bad statistics about such contemporary concerns as school shootings, fatal hospital errors, bullying, teen suicides, deaths at ... View more info

More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

By: Best, Joel

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780520238305D

ISBN: 9780520238305D

Condition: USED


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Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers From the Media, Politicians, and

By: Best, Joel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 2/21/2011

Seller ID: 9780520219786

ISBN: 0520219783

Condition: USED


Does the number of children gunned down double each year? Does anorexia kill 150,000 young women annually? Do white males account for only a sixth of new workers? Startling statistics shape our thinking about social issues. But all too often, these numbers are wrong. This book is a lively guide to spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers. "Damned Lies and Statistics "is essential reading for everyone who reads or listens to the news, for students, and for anyone who relies on statistical information to understand social problems.Joel Best bas... View more info