How to lie with statistics darrell huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way results are derived from the figures. Yes, using statistics to lie is easy - as you will soon see and, statistics are a valid and useful tool they allow us to describe and find out about the way we live in every sense. Over half a million copies sold--an honest-to-goodness bestseller darrell huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform. Buy how to lie with statistics (penguin business) new ed by darrell huff (isbn: 8601300094434) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
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. Darrell huff how to lie with statistics penguin books 1973 acrobat 7 pdf 479 mb scanned by artmisa using canon dr2580c + flatbed option. A humorous dissertation on statistical prevarication the sample with the built-in bias, the well-chosen average, the insignificant difference, the one-dimensional picture, and the unwarranted assumption are among the subjects treated.
To lie with statistics, which is the best-selling statistics book of the last 60 years, according j michael steele , a professor of statistics and operations and information management at wharton. Critically acclaimed by media outlets like the new york times and the wall street journal and recommended by bill gates as a perfect beach listen, how to lie with statistics stands as the go-to book for understanding the use of statistics by teachers and leaders everywhere. Darrell huff's how to lie with statistics (illustrated by irving geis) is a breezy little study of that statistical pliability huff's treatment of statistics is overall positive, affirming the dignity and value of good statistical analysis.
How to lie with statistics just for interest, we looked at some ways to deceive using statistics the little book, how to lie with statistics was written about 1954. Created date: 11/7/2004 4:06:48 pm. How to lie with statistics and) ofthose whose addresses are known, many win not reply to a questionnaire, particularly a rather personal one with §ome kinds of mail. 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.
A classic 1950s book reminds us that the numerical precision of statistics can mask anything from an irrelevant average to a flat out falsehood here are some of the tricks to watch out for during. How to lie with statistics by darrell huff was a great book to read for a student like myself that is entering a course in statistics it gave me the insight that i needed to know what statistics is all about and even the 'tricks' about using statistics that i can use when i get older and maybe have an important business job for example were i must present for the company and this book. How to lie with statistics is entertainingly illustrated with original cartoons, and written in a clear and easy style (huff was a professional author who had done postgraduate work in statistics, rather than a professional statistician trying to preach to the non-numerate.
Sounds like here's a shocking statistic: the average income in the united states is around $70,000if your income is below that level, reading that is quite a kick. Statistics is the science of making effective use of numerical data it deals with all aspects of this, including the collection analysis and interpretation of data.
Statistics is a science as well as an art so it is often possible mold it ignoring its scientific feature or it may lose its beauty if it is used too much scientifically a balanced use is desired chapter 10: how to talk back to statistics the last chapter of the book talks about how to avoid all the deception discussed in this book. ― darrell huff, how to lie with statistics 0 likes like what comes full of virtue from the statistician's desk may find itself twisted, exaggerated. How to lie with statistics by darrell huff (july 15,1913 - june 27, 2001) is an introduction to statistics for the general readerit uses a breezy, non-mathematical approach to making sense of statistics, and to recognizing nonsense when you see it.