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Stat-Spotting - a book by Best, Joel


A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

Stat-Spotting( )
Author: Best, Joel
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $29.95
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Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Is methamphetamine our number one drug problem today? Alarming statistics bombard our daily lives, appearing in the news, on the Web, seemingly everywhere. But all too often, even the most respected publications present numbers that are miscalculated, misinterpreted, hyped, or simply misleading. This new...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General

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