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" Someone once said that there are three kinds of lies: "lies, damned lies, and statistics. "
Bolshevik Propaganda: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the ... - Page 621
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1919 - 1265 pages
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The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When

Ralph Keyes - Reference - 2007 - 416 pages
...a complex heritage include, "Everybody talks about the WEATHER but nobody does anything about it," "There are three kinds of lies: LIES, damned lies, and statistics," and "The reports of my DEATH are greatly exaggerated." Pressbashers are fond of quoting Twain's "Get your...
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British or American English?: A Handbook of Word and Grammar Patterns

John Algeo - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 13 pages
...or even statistics derived from the same corpus but in different ways. A bit of folk wisdom has it that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. The problems with statistics based on language corpora include the fact that two corpora may not be...
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Digital Decision Making: Back to the Future

Ray Corrigan - Computers - 2007 - 321 pages
...defence of statistics: lies damned lies? Both Mark Twain and Benjamin Disraeli are credited with saying: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics" and it has been much quoted ever since. There are a lot of statistics thrown around in DDM situations,...
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Insider's Guide to the Art of Persuasion

Rick Kirschner - Self-Help - 2007 - 256 pages
...that facts are stubborn things, while statistics are generally more pliable. Benjamin Disraeli wrote that there are three kinds of lies. "Lies, damned lies, and statistics." This is evidenced by the fact that figures don't lie, but liars figure. You can torture numbers and...
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100 Questions and Answers about Life After Cancer: A Survivor's Guide

Page Tolbert, Penny Damaskos - Health & Fitness - 2007 - 188 pages
...His own survivorship proved his point. And of course, many of us are familiar with Mark Twain's view that there are three kinds of lies: "Lies, damned lies, and statistics." But there is another part to this answer: Part of being a cancer survivor is learning how to live with...
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Liberal Hearts and Conservative Brains: The Correlation Between Age and ...

Ron Lipsman - Family & Relationships - 2007 - 300 pages
...extensive. • Inconclusive. Then there is the famous quote, attributed by Mark Twain to Disraeli, that "there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." It is well-known that polling data can easily be skewed to suit a political agenda. How you phrase...
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Statistics in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

Sarah Boslaugh, Dr. Paul Andrew Watters - Mathematics - 2008 - 480 pages
...worst class in school" or the sudden inspiration to quote that old chestnut popularized by Mark Twain that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Personally, I find statistics fascinating and I love working in this field. I like teaching statistics...
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Programmed Statistics (Question-Answers)

B.L. Agarwal - Mathematical statistics - 2007 - 660 pages
...to be most exact? (a) RA Fisher (b) AL Bowley (c) MG Kendall (d) Cecil H. Meyers. Q. 6. Who stated that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. (a) Mark Twin (b) Disraeli (c) Darrell Huff (d) none of the above Q. 7 Who gave the statement, "A well...
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