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by Edward Zaccaro

eBook Scammed by Statistics download ISBN: 0967991579
Author: Edward Zaccaro
Publisher: Hickory Grove Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 245
ePub: 1809 kb
Fb2: 1497 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Mathematics

This is a fun book that points out how statistics are often misused.

This is a fun book that points out how statistics are often misused. Because of its modern examples, it almost seems to pick up where Huff's classic "How To Lie With Statistics" leaves off. With some examples, I found myself thinking the author was liberal; with other examples, I found myself thinking he was conservative.

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Scammed by Statistics uses real examples to illustrate the good and evil of numbers while providing the knowledge to properly interpret statistical data, ask the . Set of 9 Math Books by Edward Zaccaro.

Scammed by Statistics uses real examples to illustrate the good and evil of numbers while providing the knowledge to properly interpret statistical data, ask the right questions, and avoid bad decision-making. Scammed By Statistics. Set of 9 Math Books by Edward Zaccaro

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Statistic. nd Why You Should Care, Edward Zaccaro and Daniel Zaccaro . The goal is to create discerning interpreters of statistical results. Scammed by Statistics clearly addresses common misconceptions related to statis-tics (. nd Why You Should Care, Edward Zaccaro and Daniel Zaccaro, 2010. Hickory Grove Press; ww. .The audience for this book is any teacher, parent, or student who is interested in how statistics are manipulated and used inappropriately. confusing correlation and cau-sation; uses of mean, median, and mode; sampling). Well-defined and timely exam-ples clarify how statistics can and should be used to inform decision making.

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We are continually bombarded by charts, graphs, and quotes from various studies with the goal of influencing our opinions, health, or buying habits, yet we seldom know if we are being manipulated, deceived, and lied to by those presenting the data. It is imperative that we know how to interpret statistics and are aware of the numerous techniques that are used to distort and misuse numbers. Scammed by Statistics uses countless real examples to illustrate the good and evil of numbers while providing the knowledge to properly interpret statistical data, ask the right questions, and avoid bad decision-making. Readers will never again be able to read the news, watch TV, or read a magazine without a degree of healthy skepticism.
Comments: (5)
DABY
Awesome book. I got it as required reading for an academic "gifted" camp that I teach at. Who knew that a 12 year-old would come to you and tell you how much she enjoyed the chapter on Confirmation Bias? I've learned about these sorts of scams in an excellent college class, but my kids couldn't believe it. They kept asking me if these things REALLY HAPPENED. Yup! The book seems to be geared toward 6th-12th grades (I'm tempted to end at 10th because of some of the illustrations--but that could be my own personal preference) but I think 11 and up can appreciate it. It's certainly eye-opening.
Xtreem
Very helpful.
Fearlesshunter
This is required reading in my math class. It leads to great discussions about ethics in math as well as a new awareness of how math is misused in normal, everyday media. What a great way to teach kids about why we need to learn math! Teach them the value of being critical consumers of information. His other books have activities that tie in with some of these chapters, too.
Zymbl
This is a fun book that points out how statistics are often misused. Because of its modern examples, it almost seems to pick up where Huff's classic "How To Lie With Statistics" leaves off. With some examples, I found myself thinking the author was liberal; with other examples, I found myself thinking he was conservative. But then I remembered his premise that statistics are indifferent to one's views. However, people can be deceitful with statistics.

The only issue I found was on page 63 where an x-ray was compared to a test score. Comparing an x-ray to a score from a psychometric instrument seems like comparing apples to oranges. There are variables specific to each that should be taken into account. However, it makes sense that somebody reading this book would point out something like this, which is a credit to Mr. Zaccaro's writing.

Overall the book makes a good point about how a healthy skepticism can ensure we're making decisions based on accurate information. If you enjoy statistics or use them to some degree in your field (but are not necessarily a statistician), you may enjoy this book. If you're new to statistics or bored by them, this book can show you how enjoyable statistics can be since it is easy to read.
Uickabrod
This book should be mandatory reading for all high school students - and adults! The creative and magical way information is delivery to the public is amazing - and frightening! This book provides information in a clear and entertaining way. Very informative and educational!