How to Lie with Statistics
If you want to outsmart a crook, learn his tricks—Darrell Huff explains exactly how in the classic How to Lie with Statistics.
From distorted graphs and biased samples to misleading averages, there are countless statistical dodges that lend cover to anyone with an ax to grind or a product to sell. With abundant examples and illustrations, Darrell Huff’s lively and engaging primer clarifies the basic principles of statistics and explains how they’re used to present information in honest and not-so-honest ways. Now even more indispensable in our data-driven world than it was when first published, How to Lie with Statistics is the book that generations of readers have relied on to keep from being fooled.
Praise for How to Lie with Statistics
A hilarious exploration of mathematical mendacity.… Every time you pick it up, what happens? Bang goes another illusion!
— New York Times
A pleasantly subversive little book guaranteed to undermine your faith in the almighty statistic.