# How To Lie With Statistics

## Summary

- sample with a built-in bias:
*What will the average salary be if you ask Cambrdigegraduates?* - well-chosen average (
*mean*x*median*x _mode):*Average person has less than 2 arms* - little sample(s):
*Having enough small samples you can select the one, that suits you the best*. - nice wording of practically nothing:
*“Camels are better than Marlboro”, yet they are both bad.* - graphs (changing the scale or not labeling the graph at all):

XKCD #833 by Randall Munroe

- one-dimensional picture:
*You can make the difference look greater by increasing the dimensionality of the graph.* - semi-attached/irrelevant figure:
*New Anticovid™ gel kills 13943 germs in 12 seconds.* - post-hoc:

XKCD #552 by Randall Munroe

### Info

Title: How to Lie with Statistics

Author: Darrell Huff

ISBN10: 0393310728

ISBN13: 9780393310726