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Statistical Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2016 by Conrad Carlberg

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8Telling the Truth with Statistics

Several decades ago a man named Darrell Huff wrote a book titled How to Lie with Statistics. The book describes a variety of amusing ways that some people, often unintentionally, use statistics in ways that mislead other people.

I glanced through Huff’s book again as I was preparing this book (although I wasn’t yet in kindergarten when it was published), and it reminded me that many of the ways there are to go wrong with statistics have to do with context.

With the next chapter, this book continues its move, begun in the prior chapter, from the context of ...

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