by Darrell Huff
Statistics are used in media daily. Part of understanding current events is the need to understand statistics. But, statistics can be misleading.
Here’s a few comments from famous people on statistics:
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. – Disraeli
Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write. – H.G. Wells
Learn how to tell the difference between useful statistics and misleading statistics.
Norton & Co., 127 pgs, paperback