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The Resource A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age, Daniel J. Levitin

A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age, Daniel J. Levitin

Label
A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age
Title
A field guide to lies
Title remainder
critical thinking in the information age
Statement of responsibility
Daniel J. Levitin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports revealing the ways lying weasels can use them
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levitin, Daniel J
Dewey number
153.4/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
.L486 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Critical thinking
  • Fallacies (Logic)
  • Reasoning
Label
A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age, Daniel J. Levitin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Evaluating Numbers -- Plausibility -- Fun with Averages -- Axis Shenanigans -- Hijinks with How Numbers Are Reported -- How Numbers Are Collected -- Probabilities -- Part Two: Evaluating Words -- How Do We Know? -- Identifying Expertise -- Overlooked, Undervalued Alternative Explanations -- Counterknowledge -- Part Three: Evaluating The World -- How Science Works -- Logical Failures -- Knowing What You Don't Know -- Bayesian Thinking in Science and in Court -- Four Case Studies
Control code
1671685
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780525955221
Lccn
2016007356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1671685
  • (Sirsi) 1671685
  • (OCoLC)934676963
Label
A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age, Daniel J. Levitin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Evaluating Numbers -- Plausibility -- Fun with Averages -- Axis Shenanigans -- Hijinks with How Numbers Are Reported -- How Numbers Are Collected -- Probabilities -- Part Two: Evaluating Words -- How Do We Know? -- Identifying Expertise -- Overlooked, Undervalued Alternative Explanations -- Counterknowledge -- Part Three: Evaluating The World -- How Science Works -- Logical Failures -- Knowing What You Don't Know -- Bayesian Thinking in Science and in Court -- Four Case Studies
Control code
1671685
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780525955221
Lccn
2016007356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1671685
  • (Sirsi) 1671685
  • (OCoLC)934676963

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