What Do The Numbers Really Say?
A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics. We live in a world with far more information at our disposal than ever before. This is a double edged sword, however, when we must sift through the data and think critically about what it means. In his delightfully clear and readable field guide, Daniel Levitin walks us through all the ways we can be misled by the numbers. Along the way we encounter a Fox News pie chart showing almost two hundred percent support for three candidates; a CEO who buried a bad quarter in a cumulative graph; and a British woman wrongfully imprisoned for murder because of the Prosecutor’s Fallacy. This book is well worth the read. Review by Eric Braun