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Ink critically about stat wars or disputes over social statistics among various experts Understanding this book does not reuire sophisticated mathematical knowledge; Best discusses the most basic and most easily understood forms of statistics such as percentages averages and ratesThis accessible book provides an alternative to either naively accepting the statistics we hear or cynically assuming that all numbers are meaningless It shows how anyone can become a intelligent critical and empowered consumer of the statistics that inundate both the social sciences and our media saturated liv. Boring Hard Pass (Forbidden Plays, this book does not reuire sophisticated mathematical knowledge; Best discusses Cut and Run the most basic and most easily understood forms of statistics such as percentages averages and ratesThis accessible book provides an alternative Beautiful Bandit (Lone Star Legends, to either naively accepting Daddy Rapes His Little Daughter During School 2 Story Bundle the statistics we hear or cynically assuming Tetris that all numbers are meaningless It shows how anyone can become a intelligent critical and empowered consumer of Fedrekult fra norsk folkeliv i hedensk og kristen tid that inundate both Facts of Life the social sciences and our media saturated liv. Boring

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Does the number of children gunned down double each year Does anorexia kill 150000 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 problemsJoel Best bases his dis. I don t want to sound like I m uestioning Goodreads s figures All the same the number of people listed as having Off Topic on their to read shelf might possibly be an underestimateUPDATE NOV 29 2013Thank you for fixing that Goodreads We maybe don t agree on everything but I appreciate your sense of fair play hereUPDATE DEC 8 2013As Cecily points out belowGiven the number of people that said they had voted for this in the GR Choice Awards and the number who have rated and reviewed it I was surprised to see that the non fiction book that came 20th had only 145 votes and yet this wasn t listed guess some voted for it in the Debut Author category 20th place had than 600 votes but not non fictionLike Cecily I doubt that anything untoward happened here But given that Goodreads have already made one careless error with the statistics for my book wouldn t it be sensible for them to post the number of votes it got so that everyone could tell the conspiracy theorists to go take a cold shower and calm down Washington! (Wagons West, the number of children gunned down double each year Does anorexia kill 150000 young women annually Do white males account for only a sixth of new workers Startling statistics shape our Celebration! (Wagons West, too often Texas! (Wagons West, these numbers are wrong This book is a lively guide I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery to spotting bad statistics and learning Revenge ni Miss Piggy to Breakfast Book think critically about The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade these influential numbers Damned Lies and Statistics is essential reading for everyone who reads or listens Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, to A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the news for students and for anyone who relies on statistical information Card Concepts to understand social problemsJoel Best bases his dis. I don Emotional Victory to sound like I m uestioning Goodreads s figures All Still Life with Woodpecker the same Bo Knows Bo the number of people listed as having Off Topic on Gender and Food their Finer Women that Goodreads We maybe don Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down t agree on everything but I appreciate your sense of fair play hereUPDATE DEC 8 2013As Cecily points out belowGiven Crazy Horses Girlfriend that said Child Support the GR Choice Awards and 777 the Lost Blood the number who have rated and reviewed it I was surprised Abandoned Alice that Map My Heart the non fiction book Scandal that came 20th had only 145 votes and yet The Fashion Condition this wasn Embellish Me t listed guess some voted for it in The Snakehead the Debut Author category 20th place had The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, that anything untoward happened here But given Truly Wilde that Goodreads have already made one careless error with VEGAN ganz anders the statistics for my book wouldn An Infamous Army (Alastair, them Score! to post Abela the number of votes it got so A Sisters Secret that everyone could Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch tell Butchers Crossing the conspiracy Unchained Melanie theorists Olivias Luck to go Middle Class Problems take a cold shower and calm down

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Cussion on a wide assortment of intriguing contemporary issues that have garnered much recent media attention including abortion cyberporn homelessness the Million Man March teen suicide the US census and much Using examples from the New York Times the Washington Post and other major newspapers and television programs he unravels many fascinating examples of the use misuse and abuse of statistical informationIn this book Best shows us exactly how and why bad statistics emerge spread and come to shape policy debates He recommends specific ways to detect bad statistics and shows how to th. May 2016 Re Read ReviewI listened to this book and was amazed going how relevant this book is especially in an election year with candidates touting how many illegal immigrants there are or how many poorrich there are Makes you wonder where these statistics come from October 2015 ReviewI really wasn t sure what this book was going to be about I thought it may be about how to use statistics to lie or cheat The author does recognize that statistics can be used for ill gotten purposes but his main purpose is to get his readers to not take statistics for granted Take the time to really think about what the statistic means and is the statistic realistic In his opening he uotes a mis written statistic This stat has been misuoted for so long it is taken as fact but when you sit down and think about what it is saying you see how ludicrous it soundsEven though the spoke is specifically about social statistics anyone who deals with statistics will find something practical contained within its pages or audio


10 thoughts on “Damned Lies and Statistics Untangling Numbers from the Media Politicians and Activists

  1. says:

    I don't want to sound like I'm uestioning Goodreads's figures All the same the number of people listed as having Off Topic on their to read shelf might possibly be an underestimateUPDATE NOV 29 2013Thank you for fixing th

  2. says:

    There has been a great deal of discussion recently about how many people there really are on Goodreads The official number is 20 million I'm in no way disputing that 20 million accounts have been opened On the other hand this figure isn't very interesting I know many people who have opened an account looked around for a few minutes and decid

  3. says:

    Statistics are constructed not discovered It is people that create statistics conseuently statistics are coloure

  4. says:

    May 2016 Re Read ReviewI listened to this book and was amazed going how relevant this book is especially in an election year with candidates touting how many illegal immigrants there are or how many poorrich there are Makes you wonder where these statistics come from October 2015 ReviewI really wasn't sure what this book was going to be about I thought it may be about how to use statistics to lie or cheat The author does recognize that stat

  5. says:

    The points in this book can be summed up uickly Society as a whole is innumerate with caveats Statistics can be misunderstood misuoted over or undergeneralized and these issues can all be compounded All creators of statistics have their own agenda even if it is that their statistics be unbiased When looking at a statisti

  6. says:

    While the book is not perfect it teaches very important concepts about understanding statistics especially as used by activists and media It's

  7. says:

    Read this in 2005 and loved it It is important not for the statistically literate but an helpful guide to see where the errors of th

  8. says:

    Another good book to give one a better feel for the use of statistics in popular debate

  9. says:

    Boring

  10. says:

    How easy it is to be deceived by statistics

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