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    ❴Read❵ ➮ Damned Lies and Statistics Untangling Numbers from the Media Politicians and Activists Author Joel Best – Mdeparenpar.co Does the number of children gunned down double each year? Does anorexia kill 150000 young women annually? Do white males account for only a sixth of new workers? Startling statistics shape our thinkinDoes the number of children gunned down double each year? Does anorexia kill 150000 young women annually? Do white males account for only a sixth of new workers? Startling statistics shape our thinking about social issues But all too often these numbers are wrong This book is a lively guide to spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers Damned Lies and Statistics is essential reading for everyone who reads or listens to the news for students and for anyone who relies on statistical information to understand social problemsJoel Best bases his d.

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