|LC Classifications||HM261 .W48 1976|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 300 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||300|
|LC Control Number||76006886|
In Damned Lies and Statistics, he shows how statistics are manipulated, mismanaged, misrepresented, and massaged by officials and other powerful groups to promote their agendas. He is a master at examining taken-for-granted "facts" and debunking them through careful sociological scrutiny."―Patricia Adler, author of Peer Power. This book is a lively guide to spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers. Damned Lies and Statistics is essential reading for everyone who reads or listens to the news, for students, and for anyone who relies on statistical information to understand social problems. Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: The Manipulation of Public Opinion in America Paperback – 1 Jun. by. Michael Wheeler (Author) › Visit Amazon's Michael Wheeler Page. search results for this author. Michael Wheeler (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all formats and editions. Book review / Lies, damned lies and statistics Superficially, these books have something in common. Both are written by science journalists who here display rather more skill in the latter activity.
The expression, "there are three types of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics" is often attributed to Benjamin Disraeli () who was Prime Minster of Great Britain from to , because Mark Twain ascribed it to him in a article in the North American Review: "Figures often beguile me particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often . Slightly after that, a doctor called M Price read a paper to an gathering in which he referred to “the proverbial kinds of falsehoods, ‘lies, damned lies, and statistics.’” A (probably false) attribution to Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (–) has been common at least since As Mark Twain famously popularized in the public consciousness, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Whether through malice, poor training or simple ignorance, “bad. Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics, Especially COVID Statistics Revealing Quotes from Anthony Fauci, Christian Drosten and F. William Engdahl that Explain why Anthony Fauci’s and Bill Gates’ Economically Disastrous Lock-down was Un-warranted and Unnecessary Compiled by .