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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 Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt on a wide assortment The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline 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 Where I’m Calling From other major newspapers and television programs he unravels many fascinating examples The Accidental Activist of the use misuse and abuse Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions 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 Brenda has a dragon in her blood 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 Divan Of Rudaki 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 Choice Stories for Children 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 Öbür Divan or audio

CHARACTERS Damned Lies and Statistics Untangling Numbers from the Media Politicians and Activists

Damned Lies and Statistics Untangling Numbers from the Media Politicians and Activists

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 Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of children gunned down double each year Does anorexia kill 150000 young women annually Do white males account for The Teams Milking Cow only a sixth A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates of new workers Startling statistics shape Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) our thinking about social issues But all too Zenith 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 A Pale Light in the Black or listens to the news for students and for anyone who relies Signaler un problème 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 Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of people listed as having Off Topic Spieserye on their to read shelf might possibly be an underestimateUPDATE NOV 29 2013Thank you for fixing that Goodreads We maybe don t agree Feral on everything but I appreciate your sense Krismis van Map Jacobs of fair play hereUPDATE DEC 8 2013As Cecily points Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods out belowGiven the number Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche 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 Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, 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 Mensa Riddles Conundrums one careless error with the statistics for my book wouldn t it be sensible for them to post the number Julie of the Wolves of votes it got so that everyone could tell the conspiracy theorists to go take a cold shower and calm down

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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. Another good book to give one a better feel for the use of statistics in popular debate Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt or disputes The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline 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 Where I’m Calling From of statistics such as percentages averages and ratesThis accessible book provides an alternative to either naively accepting the statistics we hear The Accidental Activist or cynically assuming that all numbers are meaningless It shows how anyone can become a intelligent critical and empowered consumer Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of the statistics that inundate both the social sciences and Brenda has a dragon in her blood our media saturated liv. Another good book to give Divan Of Rudaki one a better feel for the use Choice Stories for Children of statistics in popular debate


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 shel

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    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 f

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    Statistics are constructed not discovered It is people that create statistics conseuently statistics are coloured by the worldview of the constructor There is no such thing as a neutral statistic This book provides ample

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    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 tou

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    The points in this book can be summed up uickly Society as a whole is innumerate with caveats Statistics can be misunders

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

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    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 the media the Government and advertisers or educators are trying to forward their biases or hide their weaknesses behind argumentsI gave it a brief re read this month when Best's traditional interviews about poi

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    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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