The Resource Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists, Joel Best

Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists, Joel Best

Label
Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists
Title
Damned lies and statistics
Title remainder
untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists
Statement of responsibility
Joel Best
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Offers advice on how to understand social statistics and how to recognize bad statistics that are sometimes put out by the media, or special interest groups; and presents analyses of a selection of bad statistics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Best, Joel
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HM535
LC item number
.B47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology
  • Social problems
  • Social indicators
  • Kritiek (algemeen)
  • Sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek
  • Sociale problemen
  • Statistieken
  • Sociologie
  • Problèmes sociaux
  • Indicateurs sociaux
  • Social indicators
  • Social problems
  • Sociology
  • Sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek
  • Statistieken
  • Kritiek (algemeen)
  • Sociale problemen
  • Indicateurs sociaux
  • Problèmes sociaux
  • Sociologie
  • Kritik
  • Soziale Probleme
  • Statistik
Label
Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists, Joel Best
Link
https://archive.org/details/damnedliesstatis00best
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the worst social statistic ever -- The importance of social statistics -- Soft facts: sources of bad statistics -- Mutant statistics: methods for mangling numbers -- Apples and oranges: inappropriate comparisons -- Stat wars: conflicts over social statistics -- Thinking about social statistics: the critical approach
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 190 pages
Isbn
9780520219786
Lccn
00064910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45420385
  • (OCoLC)ocm45420385
Label
Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists, Joel Best
Link
https://archive.org/details/damnedliesstatis00best
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the worst social statistic ever -- The importance of social statistics -- Soft facts: sources of bad statistics -- Mutant statistics: methods for mangling numbers -- Apples and oranges: inappropriate comparisons -- Stat wars: conflicts over social statistics -- Thinking about social statistics: the critical approach
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 190 pages
Isbn
9780520219786
Lccn
00064910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45420385
  • (OCoLC)ocm45420385

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