Statistics/Statistical Analysis

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And More Fraud Is in the Works : Virtual Economy's Phantom Job Gains are Based on Statistical Fraud
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
Washington can't stop lying. Don't be convinced by a recent job report that it is your fault if you don't have a job. Those 288,000 jobs and 6.1% unemployment rate are more fiction than reality.
The Bread Index
Article
Health, social problems linked to bread.
How to Lie With Statistics
Huff, Darrell
Book
1954
Illustrates how statistics are misused and misunderstood.
Let's Just Pretend: We Didn’t Offshore Manufacturing?
Beachy, Ben
Article
2014
Is an iPhone made in China and exported to Europe a U.S. export? Is an Apple executive a manufacturing worker? Yes, and yes. At least those could become the answers if a new proposal afoot among some ...
Lies, damned lies, and energy statistics - why nuclear is so much less than it claims to be
Crumpton, Neil
Article
2015
It's odd how often the contribution of nuclear energy is overstated by mixing up 'energy' and 'electricity', while a similar trick understates the importance of renewables like wind and solar. Even od...
A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense: Find Your Inner Chomsky
Baillargeon, Normand
Book
2005
What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from...
The Socialist Register 1964: Volume 1: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (ed.s)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1964
The Socialist Register 1973: Volume 10: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
Telling the Truth: Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
Book
2005
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
Virtual Economy's Phantom Job Gains are Based on Statistical Fraud: And More Fraud Is in the Works
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
Washington can't stop lying. Reports of job gains are more fiction than reality.

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Radical Statistics Group
We believe that statistics can be used to support radical campaigns for progressive social change. Statistics should inform, not drive policies. Social problems should not be disguised by technical la...

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...

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Beautiful Evidence
Tufte, Edward
How to produce and consume evidence presentations. How seeing turns into showing, empirical observations turn into explanation and evidence.
Cluster Analysis (in Marketing)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A class of statistical techniques that can be applied to data that exhibit 'natural' groupings. Cluster analysis sorts through the raw data and groups them into clusters.
The Cult of Statistical Significance
How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives
Ziliak, Stephen T.; McCloskey, Deirdre N.
2008
An analysis of how modern testing has fixed on statistical significance as the benchmark of significance, often to the detriment of the relevant significance. Basically, statistical significance focus...
Science for Peace Opposes Cancellation of the Long-Form Census
Sources News Release
2010
The decision to cancel the long-form census represents an attack on evidence-based research and is undemocratic. Science for Peace urges the government to reverse the decision.
Shadow Government Statistics
Analysis Behind and Beyond Government Economic Reporting
Williams, John
Exposes and analyzes flaws in current U.S. government economic data and reporting, as well as in certain private-sector numbers, and provides an assessment of underlying economic and financial conditi...
The uncounted: why the US can't keep track of people killed by police
McCarthy, Tom
2015
After a year of high-profile police killings, calls for a national database have gained traction. But how would that work? Tom McCarthy investigates the challenges for law enforcement and government o...
The Visual Evidence of Quantitive Information
Tufte, Edward
A classic book on statistical charts, graphs, and tables.
Visual Explanations
Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Tufte, Edward
About pictures of verbs, the representation of mechanism and motion, process and dynamics, causes and effects, explanation and narrative.

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Radical Statistics Group
Website
We believe that statistics can be used to support radical campaigns for progressive social change. Statistics should inform, not drive policies. Social problems should not be disguised by technical la...
Statistics Canada WWW site
Website
Texts of daily reports; publications catalogues; CANSIM directory and index to subjects with matrix numbers (but not CANSIM itself).