Monday, May 23, 2005

Do the Math - The Numbers Guy

Doing the numbers - Carl Bialik, former math-physics major now has a numbers column on the Wall Street Journal - He confesses an interest in how "numbers are used, and abused, in the news, business and politics."

Topics include school rankings, estimate of those who listen to rap, the fuzzy math of salary calculators...

WSJ.com - The Numbers Guy

2 comments:

  1. Another good numbers guy: John Brignell who maintains numberwatch.co.uk

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  2. Thanks, ice scribe!

    The site looks great...
    "All about the scares, scams, junk, panics, and flummery cooked up by the media, politicians, bureaucrats, so-called scientists and others who try to confuse you with wrong numbers..."

    It's great critical thinking practice, with links to newspaper articles and discussion of misleading statistics and wording.

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