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008    000830s2001    cau      b    001 0 eng   
010    00064910 
020    0520219783 (cloth : alk. paper) 
020    0520228650 (pbk. : alk. paper) 
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049    TXUM 
050 00 HM535|b.B47 2001 
100 1  Best, Joel. 
245 10 Damned lies and statistics :|buntangling numbers from the 
       media, politicians, and activists /|cJoel Best. 
260    Berkeley :|bUniversity of California Press,|cc2001. 
300    ix, 190 p. ;|c22 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction: the worst social statistic ever -- The 
       importance of social statistics -- Soft facts: sources of 
       bad statistics -- Mutant statistics: methods for mangling 
       numbers -- Apples and oranges: inappropriate comparisons -
       - Stat wars: conflicts over social statistics -- Thinking 
       about social statistics: the critical approach. 
650  0 Sociology|xStatistical methods. 
650  0 Social problems|xStatistical methods. 
650  0 Social indicators. 
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