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Misuses of Statistics

References: Huff, How to Lie with Statistics, Free Press, 1962
  Wallis and Roberts, The Nature of Statistics, W.W. Norton, 1954
  1. Shifting or Ambiguous Definitions

  2. Inaccurate Measurement or Misclassification of Cases

  3. Improperly Selected Cases

  4. Improper Comparisons

  5. Use of Average instead of Median

  6. Misleading Graphs

  7. The Semiattached Figure


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Simpson's Paradox