Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how numbers can confuse us. In his new afterword, Best uses examples from recent policy debates to reflect on the challenges to improving statistical literacy. Since its publication ten years ago, Damned Lies and Statistics has emerged as the go-to handbook for spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers.
As the 2016 American Sociological Association meeting approaches, we’re pleased to congratulate four of our authors for the following illustrious award wins! These will be given in person at the annual ASA …Read More >