Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book Spotlight: Stat-Spotting

Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
By Joel Best
HM535 .B477 2013

Statistics are often used to support arguments, but it's often difficult to determine how accurate those statistics are. This short book explains some of the ways that data is presented in misleading or erroneous ways and teaches the reader to spot the errors. Recommended for all college students and anyone who wants to make more effective arguments.