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The United States Department of Education made headlines Monday (June 8, 2015) announcing that it would forgive the federal student loans for former students of Corinthian Colleges Inc., the now-defunct for-profit post-secondary education company that operated the...

Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide
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
My Rating:...

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
Introduction
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
(UPDATED EDITION)
Joel Best
University of California Press
Berkeley and Los Angeles, California
2001, 2012
Print Length: 213 pages
My Rating: 4/5
Introduction
Damned Lies and...

e: The Story of a Number
by Eli Maor
Princeton Science Library Series
Published by Princeton University Press, 41 William Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Copyright © 1994 by Princeton University Press
Page Count: 248 pages
My Rating: 4/5
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e: The Story...

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