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    Statistics are constructed not discovered It is people that create statistics conseuently statistics are coloured by the worldview of the constructor There is no such thing as a neutral statistic This book provides ample evidence t

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    May 2016 Re Read ReviewI listened to this book and was amazed going how relevant this book is especially in an election year with candidates touting how many illegal immigrants there are or how many poorrich there are Makes you wonder where these statistics come from October 2015 ReviewI really wasn't sure what this book was going to be about I thought it may be about how to use statistics to lie or cheat The author does recogn

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    The points in this book can be summed up uickly Society as a whole is innumerate with caveats Statistics can be misunderstood misuoted over or undergeneralized and these issues can all be compounded All creators of statistics have their own agenda even if it is that their statistics be unbiased When looking at a statistic think critically ab

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    While the book is not perfect it teaches very important concepts about understanding statistics especially as used by activists and media It's very readable; maybe a bit too readable for someone with multiple statistics classes but it deals with applied lay statistics better than any other book I've read Reading this book can help

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    Read this in 2005 and loved it It is important not for the statistically literate but an helpful guide to see wh

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    Another good book to give one a better feel for the use of statistics in popular debate

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    Boring

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    How easy it is to be deceived by statistics

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