Statistics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

8-2005

Publication Source

Statistical Science

Volume

20

Issue

3

Start Page

205

Last Page

209

DOI

10.1214/088342305000000205

Abstract

Over the last fifty years, How to Lie with Statistics has sold more copies than any other statistical text. This note explores the factors that contributed to its success and provides biographical sketches of its creators: author Darrell Huff and illustrator Irving Geis.

Copyright/Permission Statement

The original and posted work is available in: https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1124891285#abstract

Keywords

Darrell Huff, Irving Geis, How to Lie with Statistics, numeracy, graphs, crescent cow

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.