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How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
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Aug 09, 2011

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Everyone should be familiar with the message in this book, whether you read the book or not. Basically, it is incredibly easy to manipulate statistics to say anything you want. And so when you see political polls, market research, or whatever, you can count on the fact that the organization publishing the data has skewed the way it is being presented to maximize the point they are trying to make. Sometimes, this can be simply "aggressive interpretation." But statistical data is so easy to manipulate that it can also be used for major deception.

So be careful !!!!

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