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How to catch lies with Statistical Distributions Kindle Edition

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Length: 108 pages

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  • File Size: 417 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Publication Date: February 5, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0075Z8302
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert N. Nelson on December 9, 2012
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The author knows little or no statistics. His/her agenda seems to be to defend religion against its critics. The only 'lie' addressed is the rhetorical tactic of, when comparing two groups, comparing the worst of one to the best of the other. Some examples of this are given in single sentences (racism, wouldn't ya know), followed by a twelve page defense of catholic predator priests. The illustrations are MS paint bit maps of termite mound-shaped, un-named PDFs. At least he could mention the different kinds of distributions and the significance of their parameters, or the interesting use of Monte Carlo simulations in uncovering research fraud.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pedro on March 26, 2013
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It seems that the author does not know very much about statistics and inserts biased opinions on several subjects. I understand that this is what I should expect for the price. There are several good books on the field: The Drunkard's Walk,' by Leonard Mlodinow is something of value!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Cole on August 29, 2013
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If you are trained in statistics this book will irritate you. This is an appallingly bad book. The author knows some stastics terms; however, he has no systematic understanding of what those terms mean or how to apply the concepts. I have used statistics in bio-medical research for over twenty years, and I assure you that reading this book will so misinform you that you will have trouble recovering from it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jan326 VINE VOICE on January 5, 2013
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Liars, Damn liars and statisticians! you can put any spin you want on the numbers, but the challenge is being able to sort through all the "fluff" of it to ascertain the facts. Nice study of the artful dodge with numbers.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mei on February 19, 2012
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This book teaches you how you can use statistical distributions to see that something is a lie. The statistics are simple, basic and easy to understand for everyone. This book seems to be aimed at people who do not know a lot about statistics or statistical distributions, and not for experts. This book has only 843 locations, so it shouldn't take you much more than about an hour to read.

There are 8 chapters in this book:
-the first one is a brief introduction to distributions (this is not difficult to understand, it is explained well).
-the last chapter is a summary,

the other 6 chapters are:
-bigots by change (about generalizations of people and how statistic distribution can show bigotry)
-mythical asian genius (a lot of Asians are doing well in sciences etc in the US, statistical distributions can explain why/how)
-putting others down
-college admission tours
-walking with dinosaurs (did man and dinosaur ever walked the earth at the same time?, statistical distribution can give a clue to the answer)
-unequel oppotunity (I found this to be the most fascinating chapter in this book, it explains how using statistics in the wrong way can lead to biased behaviour, even though the intenting was to create equel opportunities for minorities).

This book is much more than just a book on maths, it gives you a tool that will help you see through misguided arguments and lies. There are some easy-to-understand figures in this book to help explain the statistics. Recommended reading.
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