Still Lying With Statistics?

Sixty years after the publication of Darrell Huff’s 1954 classic, How to Lie With Statistics, it might seem that no one could imagine getting away with any such skullduggery any more.  But wait…there must be something causing the dramatic recent increase in reports of rodents in Boston.  The Boston Globe’s Heather Hopp-Bruce has shown that you can show clearly on a graph that the cause of the rodent explosion is the development of a gambling industry in Boston!  Or just as clearly that it was the result of graffiti artists.

You can read “what is really going on” in the full article, at

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/10/25/hoppbruce/T4uVyFVsH7BJf463nPOanK/story.html

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