Friday, November 11, 2016

Free book Friday how to lie with statistics

I figured that we could return to free book Friday with something that is relevant.

The only people I know who actually predicted what would happen and were not invested in the campaign either for or against were John M├ędaille and John Michael Greer.

While I do not think that the polls were intentionally skewed I think that there was bias as there always is.  We as humans always have our own biases to contend with even if we are not aware of them.

And a lot of what we see in polls and graphs on the news is propaganda, intended to sway our thinking one way or another. This book allows you to see some of the common techniques, and by being aware of skewed data, to be a more informed person.

How to lie with statistics is available here

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