How to lie with statistics

by Darrell Huff

Posted by Anton Katunin on 7 June 2023
Tags: books, 4 stars

You might say this is a classic book as it was written in 1954 and got wide popularity and recognition. 50 years later it is just as relevant. This book was referenced by How Charts Lie book and they go well together.

After reading this book I'm pretty convinced that more than 90% of statistics are wrong. That really changes your perspective when you hear a new statistic claim. Advertising industry and politics are built on misrepresenting information and luckily for them there are many ways to do so while appearing legitimate.

Read those books to see many ways to do that. My lesson is don't trust and question every statistic and research you hear about.

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