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Psychology: Statistics/Data Sources

Using Statistics Correctly

 How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff

First published in 1954, this is THE classic must read for anyone who is either planning to use data to make a point or trying to understand someone else's use of data. Using humor and illustrations that anyone can relate to, Huff explains in 124 pages how to use numbers to make your point.

"Huff sought to break through "the daze that follows the collision of statistics with the human mind" with this slim volume...relevant as a wake-up call for people unaccustomed to examining the endless flow of numbers pouring from Wall Street, Madison Avenue, and everywhere else someone has an axe to grind, a point to prove, or a product to sell. "  - Amazon.com review

Data Sources on the Web

Figure 1. Source: Chapter 5 of How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff   

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