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Calling bullshit : the art of skepticism in a data-driven world

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  • ISBN: 9780525509196
  • ISBN: 0525509186
  • ISBN: 9780525509189
  • Physical Description: xvi, 318 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-307) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Bullshit everywhere -- Medium, message, and misinformation -- The nature of bullshit -- Causality -- Numbers and nonsense -- Selection bias -- Data visualization -- Calling bullshit on Big Data -- The susceptibility of science -- Spotting bullshit -- Refuting bullshit.
Summary, etc.: These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Bergstrom and West provide a modern handbook to the art of skepticism. Cataloging bullshit in its many forms, they explain and offer readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. From misleading statistics to "fake news," Bergstrom and West help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it-- in data, in conversation, even within yourself. -- adapted from publisher info.
Subject: Skepticism
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