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How to Read Numbers : A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)

How to Read Numbers : A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)

Publisher : Orion Publishing Co
SKU: 9781474619974
R 240,00
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A short, practical, timely guide to the tools you need to understand the numbers we read in the news everyday - and how we often get them wrong
Every day, most of us will read or watch something in the news that is based on statistics in some way. Sometimes it'll be obvious - 'X people develop cancer every year' - and sometimes less obvious - 'How smartphones destroyed a generation'. Statistics are an immensely powerful tool for understanding the world, but in the wrong hands they can be dangerous. Introducing you to the common mistakes that journalists make and the tricks they sometimes deploy, HOW TO READ NUMBERS is a vital guide that will help you understand when and how to trust the numbers in the news - and, just as importantly, when not to.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781474619974
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Contributor By (author) Tom Chivers, By (author) David Chivers
Publication Date 2022-03-31
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 208
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 41
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Every day, most of us will read or watch something in the news that is based on statistics in some way. Sometimes it'll be obvious - 'X people develop cancer every year' - and sometimes less obvious - 'How smartphones destroyed a generation'. Statistics are an immensely powerful tool for understanding the world, but in the wrong hands they can be dangerous. Introducing you to the common mistakes that journalists make and the tricks they sometimes deploy, HOW TO READ NUMBERS is a vital guide that will help you understand when and how to trust the numbers in the news - and, just as importantly, when not to.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781474619974
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Contributor By (author) Tom Chivers, By (author) David Chivers
Publication Date 2022-03-31
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 208
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 41
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