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Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians and Activists [Hardcover]

Joel Best
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: The Worst Social Statistic Ever 1 The Importance of Social Statistics 2 Soft Facts: Sources of Bad Statistics 3 Mutant Statistics: Methods for Mangling Numbers 4 Apples and Oranges: Inappropriate Comparisons 5 Stat Wars: Conflicts over Social Statistics 6 Thinking about Social Statistics: The Critical Approach Notes Index

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