How to Read Numbers

How to Read Numbers A Guide to Statistics in the News (And Knowing When to Trust Them)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Every day, most of us will read or watch something in the news that is based on statistics in some way. Sometimes it'll be obvious - 'X people develop cancer every year' - and sometimes less obvious - 'How smartphones destroyed a generation'. Statistics are an immensely powerful tool for understanding the world, but in the wrong hands they can be dangerous.

Introducing you to the common mistakes that journalists make and the tricks they sometimes deploy, HOW TO READ NUMBERS is a vital guide that will help you understand when and how to trust the numbers in the news - and, just as importantly, when not to.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474619974
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 519.5
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 186g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 29mm