6 Things I Learned from the Book, "How to Lie With Statistics

By Morgan HouselFool.com

I read the bookHow to Lie With Statistics, a basic but brutally honest and funny read about how to prove almost anything you want to.

Here are six things I learned.

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1. Mother nature has her own statistics; they're stronger than ours:

2. Where are these numbers coming from?

4. Biased samples are extremely common.

5. You often need a huge sample to prove a point.

6. Always remember: data is not perfect.

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