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Main Title Damned lies and statistics : untangling numbers from the media, politicians, and activists /
Author Best, Joel.
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 45420385
ISBN 0520219783 (cloth : alk. paper) 0520228650 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Sociology--Statistical methods ; Social problems--Statistical methods ; Social indicators
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ERAM  HM535.B47 2001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/24/2002
Collation ix, 190 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
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.