Book of the Week: “How to Lie With Statistics.”

A colleague recommended How to Lie with Statistics to me, and despite the fact that it’s from the 1950s (with numbers/examples to match) it’s one of the more entertaining books I’ve read recently.  It’s a basic book – very basic; it assumes that you don’t know the difference between mean, median, and mode – and it’s telling that the negative reviews mostly involve either that detail, or the fact that the examples are dated. I didn’t find said dating to be particularly difficult to get my head around, so I can suggest this book for anybody who needs to have an introduction to the subject.  From what I can tell, you could generate a rather long list from the Internet without even trying hard.

Well, maybe that wasn’t the nicest way to put it.

And so, adieu to Monster Hunter International.


RSS feed for comments on this post.

Site by Neil Stevens | Theme by TheBuckmaker.com