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Misleading, Distorting, and Lying

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

Misleading, Distorting, and Lying

Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Statistics can be used to deceive as well as enlighten. This lecture explores deceptive practices such as concealing lurking variables, using biased samples, focusing on rare events, reporting handpicked data, extrapolating trends unrealistically, and confusing correlation with causation.

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