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A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age / Daniel J. Levitin.

Levitin, Daniel J. (author.).

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

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 -
Ontario Community Library 153.42 LEVIT (Text) 33330004244168 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/29/2016 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 153.42 LEV (Text) 33892006147731 NON-FICTION Book None 09/26/2016 Available -
Union Carnegie Public Library 153.4 LEVITIN (Text) 37883000341079 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_6months 05/09/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525955221
  • ISBN: 0525955224
  • Physical Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Critical thinking
Fallacies (Logic)
Reasoning.
Critical thinking
Fallacies (Logic)
Reasoning.

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