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BOOK REVIEW: Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan

Review by Tom Siegfried

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5:37pm, January 10, 2013

Despite a reputation for being worse than damned lies, statistics conquered its enemies during the 20th century and now reigns over science. What happens in a scientific experiment is considered unworthy of serious consideration (that is, you can’t get it published) unless formulas determine that the result is “statistically significant.”

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