Something Doesn't Add Up: Surviving Statistics in a Post-Truth World

The erroneous misuse of statistics by supposedly clever people is explored across entertaining and compelling examples. Some people fear and mistrust numbers. Others want to use them for everything. After a long career as a statistician, Paul Goodwin has learned the hard way that the ones who want to use them for everything are a very good reason for the rest of us to fear and mistrust them. Something Doesn't Add Up is a field guide to the numbers that rule our world, even though they don't make sense. In the right hands, maths is a useful tool. It's just a pity there are so many of the wrong hands about.


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