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How to Lie with Statistics

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Release : 2010-12-07
Genre : Mathematics
Kind : ebook
Book Rating : 4/5 (102 reviews)

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Book Synopsis How to Lie with Statistics by : Darrell Huff

Download or read book How to Lie with Statistics written by Darrell Huff. This book was released on 2010-12-07. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you want to outsmart a crook, learn his tricks—Darrell Huff explains exactly how in the classic How to Lie with Statistics.

From distorted graphs and biased samples to misleading averages, there are countless statistical dodges that lend cover to anyone with an ax to grind or a product to sell. With abundant examples and illustrations, Darrell Huff’s lively and engaging primer clarifies the basic principles of statistics and explains how they’re used to present information in honest and not-so-honest ways. Now even more indispensable in our data-driven world than it was when first published, How to Lie with Statistics is the book that generations of readers have relied on to keep from being fooled.