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How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
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Apr 01, 10

bookshelves: math, 2010
Read from March 15 to April 01, 2010

Wish I'd read this 30 years ago, despite having little in the way of maths it does teach a rational sceptical approach to that main tool of the manipulative - statistics.

The examples from the 1930s through the 1960s are quaint but don't detract.

I mark it down by 1 star for its lack of math content - I want to see a book that takes a popular approach while explaining the underlying math - like what sample size gives what confidence level.

Not the book's fault, but it also loses a star because its too late to my party - I've already read most of Paulos' similar books and absorbed the lessons. Not that I won't get fooled again.


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