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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...

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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...

Measuring Up, SAT Scores, and ...

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...

Review of Damned Lies and Stat...

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...

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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 Introduction e: The Story...

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A Mind for Numbers How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if you Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley, Ph.D. JEREMY P. TARCHER/ PENGUIN Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Group (USA) LLC New York, New York 10014 2014 My Rating: 3/5 Introduction A Mind for Numbers is...

Review of Falling Behind? Boom...

Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent by Michael S. Teitelbaum Princeton University Press March 30, 2014 Introduction Falling Behind? is a recent (March 2014) book by Michael Teitelbaum of the Sloan Foundation, a demographer and long...
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