LYING NUMBERS: How Maths and Statistics Are Twisted & Abused


LYING NUMBERS: How Maths and Statistics Are Twisted & Abused

HUGH BARKER    Book Number: 89804    Product format: Paperback

A readably understandable exploration of how figures are badly reported or deliberately misrepresented everywhere from political arguments and briefings to business presentations and shopping offers. Great fun and highly readable, it is an account of the curious relationship between mathematics and money, on gambling, investing and managing. Politicians, economists, scientists and journalists have all been known to bend the truth from time to time, but surely the numbers and statistics they rely on are cold, hard objective facts? The truth is much murkier since figures can be misinterpreted, misunderstood, misconstrued and misused in all walks of life and down to more local concerns and utility bills. Chapters include The Corporate Numbers Game, Visual Distortions, Retail Trickeries, When Scientists Lie, What's Wrong With Economics? and People Suck among them. With splendid graphs and diagrams and charts, a nice easy style and layout. 244pp, paperback.
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ISBN 9781472143617
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