"How to Lie with Statistics"Submitted by stillwater on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:19
I've posted this book so people have an easy primer to read on how to detect the misuse and abuse of statistics both in public and private life.
How to Lie with Statistics - By Darrell Huff
"The book is a brief, breezy, illustrated volume outlining common errors, both intentional and unintentional, associated with the interpretation of statistics, and how these errors can lead to inaccurate conclusions. In the 1960s and '70s it became a standard textbook introduction to the subject of statistics for many college students. It has become one of the best-selling statistics books in history, with over one and a half million copies sold in the English-language edition, even though the monetary examples have become dated because of inflation. It has also been widely translated." (Wikipedia)