Damned Lies and Statistics (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
224
Utgivningsdatum
2012-08-17
Upplaga
Revised ed
Förlag
University of California Press
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 19 mm
Vikt
362 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780520274709
Damned Lies and Statistics (inbunden)

Damned Lies and Statistics

Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

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Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how numbers can confuse us. In his new afterword, Best uses examples from recent policy debates to reflect on the challenges to improving statistical literacy. Since its publication ten years ago, Damned Lies and Statistics has emerged as the go-to handbook for spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers.
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Joel Best is Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. His many books include Everyone's A Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture and Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Dubious Data, both from UC Press.

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Acknowledgments Preface Introduction: The Worst Social Statistic Ever 1. The Importance of Social Statistics 2. Soft Facts: Sources of Bad Statistics 3. Mutant Statistics: Methods for Mangling Numbers 4. Apples and Oranges: Inappropriate Comparisons 5. Stat Wars: Conflicts over Social Statistics 6. Thinking about Social Statistics: The Critical Approach Afterword Notes Index