A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age / Daniel J. Levitin.
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Summary:We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them.
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|Columbia Gorge Community College Library||153.42 LEVI 2016 (Text)||39705000016633||Main Collection||Book||None||12/05/2016||Available||-|
|Hood River County Library||153.42 LEV 2016 (Text)||33892100401000||Adult Non-Fiction||Book||None||09/06/2016||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9780525955221
- ISBN: 0525955224
- Physical Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, 
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Part One: Evaluating Numbers -- Plausibility -- Fun with Averages -- Axis Shenanigans -- Hijinks with How Numbers Are Reported -- How Numbers Are Collected -- Probabilities -- Part Two: Evaluating Words -- How Do We Know? -- Identifying Expertise -- Overlooked, Undervalued Alternative Explanations -- Counterknowledge -- Part Three: Evaluating The World -- How Science Works -- Logical Failures -- Knowing What You Don't Know -- Bayesian Thinking in Science and in Court -- Four Case Studies.
We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them.
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