Columbia University - Lying with statistics

A chapter from a book by Dr. Andrew Gelman at Columbia University.

"We prefer the term “statistical communication,” but the phrase “how to lie with statistics” is a good hook to get students thinking about the issues involved. We try throughout to dampen the natural cynicism that comes with this topic and emphasize that, to most effectively tell the truth, you must avoid lying by accident as well as on purpose. We assign readings and also discuss several ways of lying with statistics that are not covered in usual treatments of the topic."