A nontechnical book intended to help readers improve their ability to judge the quality of statistical evidence and to make better-informed decisions, this volume can serve both as supplemental reading for a first course in statistics and as a guide for anyone wishing to evaluate statistical evidence... read more
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A nontechnical book intended to help readers improve their ability to judge the quality of statistical evidence and to make better-informed decisions, this volume can serve both as supplemental reading for a first course in statistics and as a guide for anyone wishing to evaluate statistical evidence more judiciously. The author points out the hazards of statistical ignorance and illustrates some common pitfalls to the interpretation of statistical data, including unrealistic estimates and charts, improper comparisons and premature conclusions, and faulty thinking about probability and induction.
Reprint of the Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1974 edition.
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