Our nine-point guide to spotting a dodgy statistic

See it being used in The Guardian.

So, what were the other 8 points?

8 thoughts on “Our nine-point guide to spotting a dodgy statistic”

  1. Three must reads in statistics:
    Huff. How to Lie with Statistics
    Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis
    Tufte. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

  2. On the subject of dodgy statistics, or at least dodgy statisticians: trust no statistician who, writing for the lay public, uses “significant” or “explains” without any warning about their technical meanings.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *