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Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists / Joel Best.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2001.
ix, 190 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-185) and index.
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.
Interest level: Adult
Social problems--Statistical methods.
Quality of life.
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