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How to Lie with Statistics
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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.

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Darrell Huff. (2010). How to Lie with Statistics. W. W. Norton & Company.

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Darrell Huff. 2010. How to Lie With Statistics. W. W. Norton & Company.

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Darrell Huff, How to Lie With Statistics. W. W. Norton & Company, 2010.

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Darrell Huff. How to Lie With Statistics. W. W. Norton & Company, 2010. Web.

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      • content: A hilarious exploration of mathematical mendacity.... Every time you pick it up, what happens? Bang goes another illusion!
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      • content: In one short take after another, Huff picks apart the ways in which marketers use statistics, charts, graphics and other ways of presenting numbers to baffle and trick the public. The chapter "How to Talk Back to a Statistic" is a brilliant step-by-step guide to figuring out how someone is trying to deceive you with data.
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      • content: Mr. Huff's lively, human-interest treatment of the dry-as-bones subject of statistics is a timely tonic...This book needed to be written, and makes its points in an entertaining, highly readable manner.
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      • content: Illustrator and author pool their considerable talents to provide light lively reading and cartoon far which will entertain, really inform, and take the wind out of many an overblown statistical sail.
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