4 edition of Dam lies and other statistics found in the catalog.
Dam lies and other statistics
James E. Nickum
Includes bibliographical references P. -129).
|Statement||by James E. Nickum.|
|Series||East-West Center occasional papers., no. 18|
|LC Classifications||HD1741.C54 N519 1995|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvii, 129 p. :|
|Number of Pages||129|
|LC Control Number||94044338|
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Book People Statistics 21 September, 26 August, DeBunking, ebook sales 8 Comments When Mark Twain popularized the phrase “lies, damn lies, and statistics”, he was referring to the way that one can selectively report statistics and tell just about any narrative desired.
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There is a section on commercial polls, which may be even less reliable than the others, and one on polls and television, in which the emperor's clothes of the Nielsen ratings are : Michael Wheeler.
Lies, damn lies, and statistics Meaning: This expression is generally used in order to cast doubt on statistics produced by somebody a person does not agree with, or to describe how statistics can be manipulated to support almost any position.
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Winston Churchill once reportedly said that “the only statistics you can trust are the ones you have falsified yourself”. His predecessor as British prime minister in the 19th century, Benjamin Disraeli, allegedly said there were “three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics”. This book is a lively guide to spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers.
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