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by Alex Reinhart
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (March 16, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1593276206
ISBN-13: 978-1593276201
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
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Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
Joel Best
University of California Press
Berkeley and Los Angeles, California
2008, updated 2013
158 pages (Paperback)
My Rating: 4/5
Introduction
Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data by Joel...

More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues
By Joel Best
University of California Press
Hardcover, 217 pages
ISBN: 9780520238305
September 2004
$29.95, £19.95
My Rating: 3/5
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In this new world of Big Data, Data Science, and the...

Introduction
Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us is a 2008 book by Professor Daniel Koretz of Harvard. Koretz, the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education at Harvard, is a noted expert on educational assessment and testing policy. Professor...

DAMNED LIES AND STATISTICS: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists
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Joel Best
University of California Press
Berkeley and Los Angeles, California
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