Monday, March 13, 2006

Critical Thinking: How to Lie with Statistics

This weekend,we found Huff's How to Lie with Statistics in a used book store and started reading it with our son. Looks like a great read, and is a good reminder to scrutinize what the "numbers" say.

The book is written in a light and breezy style, but accessible for bright upper elementary and up (even non-statistical adult) students. Our son is our family skeptic and fact-lover, surfer to the Urban Legends pages at snopes.com, and enjoyer of hoax exposes like the Oregon Vortex.

How to lie and cheat with statistics - Chudler
How to lie with statistics - short summary
Oregon Vortex Explained at Northwest Skeptic
The Oregon Vortex and location of the House of Mystery

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