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# Book: 統計はこうしてウソをつく (How Statistics Tells Lie)

Have you heard of the title?

This is the Japanese title for English book, "Damned Lies and Statistics".

The book told me how the world is filled with incorrect statistic data.

For example, some reports says that about 150 thousands women die because of anorexia, even through the number of dead women under 45 years old is about 50 thousands.

For another instance, some thesis says that the number of killed children by guns is doubling every year since 1950.

Depending on the argument, the number in 1995 should be over 35 trillion!

If we think them deeply, we can guess that statistic data are wrong or poor quality.

They may be arranged by activist's hand.

Despite this, we tend to be believe all of statistic data in normal.

Even still, we shouldn't think all of statistic data are wrong, the author says.

Important thing is that we know about statistics and get statistic literacy.

Because this book is not decorated by difficult terminology, it is easy to read.

If you have a time, I recommend to buy or borrow it!

This is the Japanese title for English book, "Damned Lies and Statistics".

The book told me how the world is filled with incorrect statistic data.

For example, some reports says that about 150 thousands women die because of anorexia, even through the number of dead women under 45 years old is about 50 thousands.

For another instance, some thesis says that the number of killed children by guns is doubling every year since 1950.

Depending on the argument, the number in 1995 should be over 35 trillion!

If we think them deeply, we can guess that statistic data are wrong or poor quality.

They may be arranged by activist's hand.

Despite this, we tend to be believe all of statistic data in normal.

Even still, we shouldn't think all of statistic data are wrong, the author says.

Important thing is that we know about statistics and get statistic literacy.

Because this book is not decorated by difficult terminology, it is easy to read.

If you have a time, I recommend to buy or borrow it!

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This is the Japanese title for the English book, "Damned Lies and Statistics".

The book told me how the world is filled with incorrect statistical data.

For example, some reports says that about 150 thousands women have died because of anorexia, even through the number of dead women under 45 years old who have died from it is about 50 thousands.

Book: 統計はこうしてウソをつく (How Statistics Tell Lies)

For example, some reports say that about 150 thousand women have died because of anorexia, even though the number of women under 45 years old who have died from it is about 50 thousand.

In another example, some theses say that the number of killed children by guns has doubled every year since 1950.

Using this statistic, the number in 1995 should be over 35 trillion!

If we think them deeply, we can guess that a lot of statistical data is wrong or of poor quality.

Despite this, we tend to be believe all statistic data is reliable.

Still, the author says we shouldn't think all statistical data is wrong.

The important thing is that we know about statistics and gain statistic literacy.

Very interesting, especially the point that it the statistics may be collected by activists. Good job!

By the way, why is "of" needed on this sentence?

->"If we analyse more, we can work out that a lot of statistical data is wrong or of poor quality"

"a lot of" comes before the object (in this case, "statistical data".

"a lot" usually just comes at the end of a sentence, e.g.

"This statistical data is misused a lot"

Thank you!