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Huff was a journalist who wrote many "how to" articles as a freelancer, but was not, himself, a statistician. From the book: "This book IS a sort of primer in ways to use statistics to deceive. It may seem altogether too much like a manual for swindlers
Huff was a journalist who wrote many "how to" articles as a freelancer, but was not, himself, a statistician. It may seem altogether too much like a manual for swindlers. Perhaps I can justify it in the manner of the retired burglar whose published reminiscences amounted to a graduate course in how to pick a lock and muffle a footfall: The crooks already know these tricks; honest men must learn them in self·defense.
This book introduces the reader to the niceties of samples (random or stratified random), averages (mean, median or modal), errors (probable, standard or unintentional), graphs, indexes, and other tools of democratic persuasion. Categories: Literature\Literary. ISBN 13: 9780140136296.
S. tatistics By DARRELL HUFF. Pictures by LRVING GElS. I found valuable specimens in a number of books too, pri-marily these: Business Statistics, by Martin A. Brumbaugh and Lester S. Kellogg; Gauging Public Opinion, by Hadley Cantril; Graphtc Presentation. by Willard Cope Brinton; Practical Business Statistics, by Frederick E. Croxton and. Dudley.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: The Pirates of the Powerpoint. There is terror in numbers," writes Darrell Huff in How to Lie with Statistics
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: The Pirates of the Powerpoint. Darrell Huff uses a simple, but effective literary device to impress his readers about how much statistics affect their daily lives and their understanding of the world. He does this by pretending that the book is a sort of primer in ways to use statistics to deceive, like a manual for swindlers, or better, for pirates. There is terror in numbers," writes Darrell Huff in How to Lie with Statistics. And nowhere does this terror translate to blind acceptance of authority more than in the slippery world of averages, correlations, graphs, and trends.
How to Lie with Statistics is a book written by Darrell Huff in 1954 presenting an introduction to statistics for the general reader. Not a statistician, Huff was a journalist who wrote many "how to" articles as a freelancer. The book is a brief, breezy illustrated volume outlining errors when it comes to the interpretation of statistics, and how these errors may create incorrect conclusions.
11 Ways To Lie With Statistics. Elizabeth Bogner "The purpose of this book: explaining how to look a phony statistic in the eye and face it down; and no less important, how to recognize sound and usable. 2011-07-28T12:58:00Z. Likewise the tricks described by Darrell Huff, from misleading charts to misuse of averages, are still used today. Many a statistic is false on its face. It gets by only because the magic of numbers brings about a suspension of common sense," Huff says. Proper treatment will cure a cold in seven days, but left to itself a cold will hang on for a week. The purpose of this book: explaining how to look a phony statistic in the eye and face it down; and no less important, how to recognize sound and usable data in that wilderness of fraud.
Non-Fiction after 1950 (35 items) list by isserley. Published 4 years, 8 months ago. View all How to Lie with Statistics (Penguin Business) lists. Manufacturer: Penguin Release date: 12 December 1991 ISBN-10 : 0140136290 ISBN-13: 9780140136296. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.