How to make the world add up : ten rules for thinking differently about numbers / Tim Harford.
By: Harford, Tim.Publisher: London : The Bridge Street Press, 2021Description: 340 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780349143866.Subject(s): StatisticsDDC classification: 519.5
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction. How to lie with statistics -- Rule 1. Search your feelings -- Rule 2. Ponder your personal experience -- Rule 3. Avoid premature enumeration -- Rule 4. Step back and enjoy the view -- Rule 5. Get the back story -- Rule 6. Ask who is missing -- Rule 7. Demand transparency when the computer says 'no' -- Rule 8. Don't take statistical bedrock for granted -- Rule 9. Remember that misinformation can be beautiful too -- Rule 10. Keep an open mind -- Golden Rule. Be curious.
Tim Harford's superb bestseller takes us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers so rewarding. It is a must-read for anyone who cares about understanding the world around them.