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"Misinformation can be beautiful too" (on using graphs, charts, etc. for numerical data)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Relatively short article, doesn't require any mathematical knowledge:

    The short book "How to Lie with Statistics" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Lie_with_Statistics gives similar examples of this. It's a useful little book to read esp. if don't know much math(s) (and so might never read more heavy books).
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    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    Excellent book. I make all my private students read it to graduate from high school. :) Easy read, but important for the basic understanding of how statistics are used (or misused) in politics and the media -- and some science, as we well know.
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