Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the by Joel Best

By Joel Best

the following, by means of well known call for, is the up-to-date version to Joel Best's vintage consultant to figuring out how numbers can confuse us. In his new afterword, most sensible makes use of examples from fresh coverage debates to mirror at the demanding situations to bettering statistical literacy. on account that its book ten years in the past, Damned Lies and Statistics has emerged because the go-to guide for recognizing undesirable records and studying to imagine significantly approximately those influential numbers.

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