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Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of California Pr
Publication date September 14, 2013
Pages 146
Binding Paperback
Edition Upd exp
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780520279988
ISBN-10 0520279980
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $27.95
Other format details university press
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Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Is methamphetamine our number one drug problem today? Alarming statistics bombard our daily lives, appearing in the news, on the Web, seemingly everywhere. But all too often, even the most respected publications present numbers that are miscalculated, misinterpreted, hyped, or simply misleading.

This new edition contains revised benchmark statistics, updated resources, and a new section on the rhetorical uses of statistics, complete with new problems to be spotted and new examples illustrating those problems. Joel Best’s best seller exposes questionable uses of statistics and guides the reader toward becoming a more critical, savvy consumer of news, information, and data.

Entertaining, informative, and concise, Stat-Spotting takes a commonsense approach to understanding data and doesn't require advanced math or statistics.


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9780520257467 | details & prices | 132 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $85.00
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9780520279988 | details & prices | 146 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $27.95
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