Monday, April 11, 2011

How to lie with statistics

...though more accurately, this is more like "how to completely mislead your audience with something that resembles statistics." For the data geeks.

It has been awhile since I sent you over to the excellent Bruce Baker's blog. This blog entry, on the latest "ed reform" graphs, is a classic of explication of how throwing some numbers on a chart makes people believe whatever it is you're saying.

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