The data detective : ten easy rules to make sense of statistics
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2021.
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323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Downtown Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction - New Arrivals Shelf  1 available
001.422 HARFOR 2021

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9780593084595

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-306) and index.
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"Today we think statistics are the enemy, numbers used to mislead and confuse us. That's a mistake, Tim Harford says in The Data Detective. We shouldn't be suspicious of statistics-we need to understand what they mean and how they can improve our lives: they are, at heart, human behavior seen through the prism of numbers and are often "the only way of grasping much of what is going on around us." If we can toss aside our fears and learn to approach them clearly-understanding how our own preconceptions lead us astray-statistics can point to ways we can live better and work smarter. As "perhaps the best popular economics writer in the world" (New Statesman), Tim Harford is an expert at taking complicated ideas and untangling them for millions of readers. In The Data Detective, he uses new research in science and psychology to set out ten strategies for using statistics to erase our biases and replace them with new ideas that use virtues like patience, curiosity, and good sense to better understand ourselves and the world. As a result, The Data Detective is a big-idea book about statistics and human behavior that is fresh, unexpected, and insightful"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Harford, T. (2021). The data detective: ten easy rules to make sense of statistics . Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Harford, Tim, 1973-. 2021. The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Harford, Tim, 1973-. The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics New York: Riverhead Books, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Harford, Tim. The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics Riverhead Books, 2021.

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