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A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world, Daniel Levitin

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A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world
Title
A field guide to lies and statistics
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a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Levitin
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Language
eng
Summary
We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process, especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them. This book outlines recommendations for critical thinking practices that meet the challenges of the digital age's misinformation, demonstrating the role of science in information literacy while explaining the importance of skeptical reasoning in making decisions based on online information
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
153.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
.L486 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world, Daniel Levitin
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A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world, Daniel Levitin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
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  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Plausibility -- Fun with Averages -- Axis Shenanigans -- Hijinks with How Numbers Are Reported -- How Numbers Are Collected -- Probabilities -- How Do We Know? -- Identifying Expertise -- Overlooked, Undervalued Alternative Explanations -- Counterknowledge -- How Science Works -- Logical Fallacies -- Knowing What You Don't Know -- Bayesian Thinking in Science and in Court -- Four Case Studies -- Conclusion: Discovering Your Own
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24 cm
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xi, 292 pages
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9780241240007
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2016007356
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