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Lesson 9: The statistical visualization

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Course Content   ::  Lesson 9  ::   Assignment 7

Reading

Huff, D. (1982). Chapter 8-10, How to Lie with Statistics . New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Discussion

Conscious bias Provide an example of a conscious bias in the reporting of a statistic from the reading. Can you think of an example you've found from your own experience?

Distortions in reporting
Discuss the author's viewpoint that a great many manipulations and even distortions are possible within the bounds of propriety.

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