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

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
Title remainder
a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Levitin
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Language
eng
Summary
We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. In a world where anyone can become an expert at the click of a button, being able to see through the tricks played with statistics is more necessary than ever before. Daniel Levitin teaches us how to effectively ask ourselves: can we really know that? And how do they know that? In this eye-opening, entertaining and accessible guide filled with fascinating examples and practical takeaways, acclaimed neuroscientist Daniel Levitin shows us how learning to understand statistics will enable you to make quicker, better-informed decisions to simplify your life
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Levitin, Daniel J
Dewey number
  • 153.4'2
  • 153.4'2
  • 153.42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Critical thinking
  • Fallacies (Logic)
  • Statistics
  • Reasoning
  • Psychology
Label
A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world, Daniel Levitin
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Publication
Note
Originally published: as A field guide to lies. New York: Dutton, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241974872
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780241974872
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
A field guide to lies and statistics : a neuroscientist on how to make sense of a complex world, Daniel Levitin
Publication
Note
Originally published: as A field guide to lies. New York: Dutton, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241974872
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780241974872
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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