How to Lie With Stats and Charts


Data don't lie. People lie. Some of them unwillingly and with the best intentions, some willingly and with a secret agenda. Most of them lie with statistics. It is indeed common knowledge that there are three kind of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Why is it so? And why do stats and charts happily fall into the realm of not-so-true truths? Why is it so easy to believe someone quoting numbers and percentages, even when they're quoting them wrong? How can you draw a chart to make it say whatever you want? Learn the most common tricks and pitfalls and how to defend yourself from them.

Language: English

Level: Non technical / For everyone

Andrea Maietta

Head of Innovation - Wide Care Services

Passionate advocate of agile methods, Andrea helps companies to identify opportunities, analyze business cases and innovate their processes accordingly to build value. Always excited to learn and share, in his "spare" time he is a frequent speaker at conferences and is involved in training, communication and organization. He's an editor for the "Made for Makers" series, where he also writes books for makers.

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