Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

Joel Best


Does a teenager devote suicide each 13 mins within the usa? Are 4 million girls relatively battered to demise via their husbands or boyfriends every year? Is methamphetamine our number 1 drug challenge this day? Alarming records bombard our day-by-day lives, showing within the information, on the net, likely all over the place. yet all too usually, even the main revered courses current numbers which are miscalculated, misinterpreted, hyped, or just misleading.

This re-creation comprises revised benchmark statistics, up-to-date assets, and a brand new part at the rhetorical makes use of of records, whole with new difficulties to be noticed and new examples illustrating these difficulties. Joel Best’s top vendor exposes questionable makes use of of facts and courses the reader towards changing into a extra serious, savvy shopper of stories, details, and data.

pleasing, informative, and concise, Stat-Spotting takes a common-sense method of realizing info and does not require complex math or statistics.

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